What to Expect From an Initial Orthodontic Appointment

Patient at initial orthodontic appointment

Orthodontic treatment can do wonders for your smile. From improving the appearance of your teeth, to making them easier to clean and giving you a confidence boost, there are many reasons to consider having your teeth straightened. If you’re thinking about booking in at our practice, you might like to know more about what to expect from an initial orthodontist appointment, so can come prepared.

If you're considering adult orthodontic treatment, it's important to know what to expect from your initial orthodontist appointment. During your first visit, one of our orthodontists will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, jaws, and mouth to determine the best course of treatment for you. This will typically involve taking X-rays and photographs of your teeth, as well as creating impressions of your teeth to create models.

We will also ask you about your medical history and any previous dental work you may have had. This information will help us develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. Depending on the issues you are experiencing, we may recommend traditional metal braces, clear aligners such as Invisalign, or other orthodontic appliances to help straighten your teeth and improve your smile.

Overall, your initial orthodontist appointment is an important first step in achieving the smile you've always wanted and the more information you can provide, the better we can tailor your treatment plan to meet your needs.

How to Prepare For Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Preparing for your first orthodontic appointment may seem daunting, but it is essential to ensure that you get the most out of your visit. One of the most important things you can do is research the different types of treatments available, such as traditional metal braces or clear aligners. This will give you an idea of what to expect and help you ask any questions you may have about the treatment process.

In addition, it is essential to bring any relevant information to your appointment that may help jog your memory such as dental records, X-rays, or insurance information. This will help us assess your dental history and determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. By preparing ahead of time and gathering any necessary information, you can ensure that your first orthodontic appointment is a success and that you can take the first step towards achieving a healthy, beautiful smile.

You are of course, under no obligation to go ahead with any treatment following your initial appointment. In fact, we encourage you to go away and think about your options and the information we have given you to make sure that you make an informed decision. Orthodontic treatment is not something you should rush into, as it does require commitment on your behalf. You’ll need to be prepared to go the extra mile with your oral hygiene routine and may need to avoid certain foods during your treatment to avoid damaging your braces. Overall, wearing braces is something that you will become used to and any initial mild discomfort and minimal change to your routine will be worth it when you get your new, improved smile.

Book Your Initial Orthodontist Appointment Today

It’s never too late to start your braces journey. So, if you’re ready to transform your smile, contact us today to find out more about our available orthodontist appointments.