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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.
PATIENT RECORDS (NPR)
Dental and Medical History
Dental and facial photos
Comprehensive Clinical Exam
3D iCat imaging of your teeth and jaws
PATIENT CONSULTATION (NPC)
Treatment proposal and payment schedule (through Adobe Document Sign)
Sign treatment contract through Adobe document sign
Pay a down payment
Arrange monthly payments (through debit/credit cards or bank etransfer)
Treatment office visits are scheduled every 3 to 10 weeks. If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know at email@example.com or text us at 1-844-413-3075.
EVIDENCE OF EXCELLENT ORAL HYGIENE IS A MUST BEFORE AND DURING 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
For orthodontic treatment, we utilize braces or aligners for 6 to 12 months or longer. Optimal oral hygiene, avoiding harmful oral habits, and excellent patient compliance are vital in finishing treatment on time. 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 healthy smile, you should also be aware that orthodontic treatment has limitations and potential risks, as with all healing arts. Please review the American Association of Orthodontists' informed consent before orthodontic treatment (click here)
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. Even with religious wearing or retainers, teeth may shift due to tissue change secondary to periodontal disease, TMJ dysfunction, parafunctional oral habits, and aging.