What to Expect from Your First Visit to Your Orthodontist

August 19, 2012

During your first visit to the orthodontist , you should be prepared to provide medical information as well as undergo some diagnostic exams. Your orthodontist will gather the facts about your current oral health and orthodontic needs to evaluate the best treatment options for you.

Dentist office

Introductions and Information
Upon stepping in the door, you will likely be given a tour of the office and introduced to the orthodontic team responsible for your treatment, including your orthodontist. You will be asked to provide your dental and health information to create a better picture of your personal needs during treatment. You will also be given information about the process that will be used to evaluate your treatment needs.

Diagnostics and Scans
Your orthodontist needs a model of your mouth in order to design a treatment plan suited to you. Although some patients’ needs still require dental impressions, most patients can undergo fast and easy advanced three-dimensional cone-beam-imaging procedures. Your orthodontist will also take x-rays and photographs for a complete picture of your current tooth and skeletal health.

Treatments and Expectations
Once your orthodontist has evaluated your condition, you will be shown a computer simulation of what you can expect during orthodontic treatment. You will be given all of your treatment options, including which braces and other orthodontic appliances may be appropriate for your needs. Your orthodontist will be happy to discuss treatment type and length, financing options, and any other questions or concerns you may have.

At Seligman Orthodontics of Park Avenue, we strive to provide you with all of the information you need to choose the most effective and comfortable orthodontic treatment to suit your needs. We offer the most advanced diagnostic tools and a wide range of braces options, including hidden Incognito braces, to facilitate your treatment. To find out more, visit us online or call (888) 785-6413 today.

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