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YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Our team will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic treatment is satisfying and rewarding. Orthodontics Victoria utilizes state-of-the-art technology, providing safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized care you deserve.
In your first visit for a consultation, you will meet our team, tour and learn about our office, receive a complete initial exam and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:
Review your dental and medical history
Take photos and 3D digital scans
Provide a complete clinical exam
3D imaging of your teeth and jaws if necessary
Create a customized treatment plan
Discuss all financial information and payment plans. We will assist you with your insurance application.
Our Treatment Coordinator will answer any questions you have and will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Feel free to call our office (250-595-4341) anytime during our office hours.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER CONSULTATION
After your consultation, we will schedule you to start treatment. The appointment generally takes about an hour and during this time, our team will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
Regular visits to our office for treatment adjustments every three to six weeks are necessary. Our office will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.
Orthodontic tooth movement stalls in the presence of gum disease due to poor oral hygiene. We will collaborate with your oral hygienist and/or dentist to maintain your oral health during and after treatment.
If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you're ready to proceed with treatment, please contact our office and Camille, our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We're looking forward to working with you.
DURATION OF TREATMENT
Generally, braces have to be worn approximately from 18 months up to 2 full years. There are some cases when the braces need to stay on longer due to the severity of malocclusion. Excellent oral hygiene, avoidance of deleterious oral habits and patient compliance make treatment seamless and shorter in duration.
\When braces are taken off, one set of removable retainers (i.e., upper and lower) and lower lingual fixed retainer are provided. Retainers are worn full time for 6 months and night time thereafter.