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What to Expect When Seeing an Orthodontist for the First Time

Posted on April 27, 2022

When you go to see an orthodontist for the first time, you can expect a few things. Most people are anxious about their appointment, especially if they have never had braces or Invisalign before. But with a little knowledge about what to expect, you can be better prepared for your visit. Here are a few things you can expect when you go to see an orthodontist for the first time.

 

1. Thorough Examination of Your Teeth and Mouth

One of the things you can expect when seeing an orthodontist for the first time is a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. The orthodontist will assess the alignment of your teeth and jaws and will also look at your bite. This information will help them determine whether you are a candidate for braces. In addition to the examination, the orthodontist will also take X-rays and photographs of your teeth and mouth.

 

2. Discussion of Treatment Options

After the examination, the orthodontist will sit down with you and discuss your treatment options. If they believe that orthodontic treatment is the best option for you, they will go over the different types of braces available and help you choose the right type for your needs. They will also discuss the expected duration of treatment and any potential risks or side effects associated with braces.

 

3. Creation of Treatment Plan

Once you have decided on the type of braces you want, the orthodontist will create a customized treatment plan for you. This treatment plan will outline the steps that need to be taken to achieve the desired results. It is important to note that every patient is different, so the length of time it takes to complete treatment will vary from person to person. Personal budget and teeth condition are two examples of factors that influence which type of treatment is best.

 

4. Schedule Follow-up Appointments

After your initial consultation, the orthodontist will schedule follow-up appointments to track your progress. These appointments are typically scheduled every four to six weeks. The orthodontist will adjust your braces at these appointments and ensure that your treatment is on track.

 

An orthodontist trained in Invisalign treatment is likely to have successful outcomes with this method. If you are considering getting Invisalign, make sure to consult with an orthodontist who has experience in treating patients with this type of braces. Contact our office today to learn more about what to expect when seeing an orthodontist for the first time. Our team of experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have.