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YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

Our team will work with you every step of the way in your journey towards a healthy smile.

NEW PATIENT RECORDS (NPR)

  • Dental and Medical History

  • Dental and facial photos

  • Comprehensive Clinical Exam

  • 3D iCat imaging of your teeth and jaws

 

NEW PATIENT CONSULT (NPC)

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment planning 

  • Treatment proposal and payment schedule (through Adobe Document Sign)

BEFORE TREATMENT START

  • Sign treatment contract through Adobe document sign

  • Pay a down payment

  • Arrange monthly payments (through debit/credit cards or bank etransfer)

TREATMENT VISITS

Treatment office visits are scheduled every 3 to 10 weeks. If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know at info@orthodonticsvictoria.net or text us at 1-844-413-3075..

 

EVIDENCE OF EXCELLENT ORAL HYGIENE IS A MUST BEFORE WE START TREATMENT

Gum disease due to poor oral hygiene interferes with orthodontic treatment. We discontinue therapy in persistent suboptimal oral hygiene until the patient re-establishes good oral health conditions. 

DURATION OF TREATMENT

We utilize braces or aligners for 12 months or longer to complete orthodontic treatment. Optimal oral hygiene, avoiding harmful oral habits, and excellent patient compliance reduce treatment duration. It is essential to refrain from nail-biting, lip biting, thumb sucking, and tongue thrusting. These parafunctional oral habits create bite issues and interfere with orthodontic treatment.

RISKS AND LIMITATIONS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

While recognizing the benefits of a beautiful healthy smile, you should also be aware that, as with all healing arts, orthodontic treatment has limitations and potential risks. Please click here to review the American Association of Orthodontists' informed consent prior to orthodontic treatment. 

RETENTION PHASE

After orthodontic treatment, we recommend a pair of removable retainers (i.e., upper and lower) at least 8 hours a day for an indefinite time to help reduce the likelihood of relapse. Teeth may shift due to tissue change secondary to periodontal disease, TMJ dysfunction, parafunctional oral habits, and aging.