Orthodontic Appointment — What To Expect

The first thing you can expect at your orthodontic treatment appointment is a consultation with the orthodontist.

During this initial consultation, your orthodontist will ask you questions about your medical history and perform a physical examination of your teeth and jaws.

They may also take X-rays images of your mouth.

After this first visit, your orthodontist will develop a treatment plan for you based on their findings.

This treatment plan may involve braces, retainers or other appliances.

Today, at locations like Adventure Orthodontics, your options include invisible braces and retainers like Invisalign, which many people find more aesthetically pleasing than traditional metal braces.

Your orthodontist will explain the details of the plan to you and answer any questions you have.

Once you have decided to go ahead with treatment, your orthodontist will take measurements of your mouth and teeth.

They will use these measurements to create a model of how your teeth should look once treatment is complete.

The next step is to place the braces or other appliances on your teeth.

From there, it’s just a matter of following through with your treatment plan and sticking with regular check up with your orthodontist for adjustments.

How Long Are Orthodontic Appointments

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When it comes to actually securing your braces, the appointment can take about 2 hours. However, subsequent appointments for adjustments and check-ups are typically shorter, about 30-60 minutes.

How Long Between Orthodontic Appointments?

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The time between appointments depends on the type of treatment you’re receiving as well as your individual needs.

For example, if you have metal braces, you will likely need to return every 4-8 weeks for adjustments.

On the other hand, if you have clear aligners (Invisalign), you’ll need adjustments more often.

How Do I Prepare For An Orthodontist Appointment?

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There’s not much you need to do in terms of preparation for your orthodontic appointment.

You should, however, brush and floss your teeth before heading to the appointment.

If you wear braces, be sure to remove all food and plaque from around the brackets and wires.

If you wear aligners, simply pop them out before your appointment and bring them with you.

What Happens During An Orthodontic Check-up?

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During your adjustment appointment, the orthodontist will assess the progress of your treatment so far.

They will also make any necessary adjustments to your braces or aligners.

The orthodontist may also ask you about any discomfort you’re experiencing or any problems you’ve had with your braces.

After the examination, the orthodontist will make any necessary adjustments to your braces or aligners.

They will also give you instructions on how to care for your braces and what to do if you have any problems.

Adventure Orthodontics — Providing Orthodontic Services To People Of All Ages

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Adventure Orthodontics offers a variety of orthodontic services to people of all ages. We offer traditional braces, clear braces, Invisalign and more.

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To learn more about our services and what to expect during your appointment, contact us today for an orthodontic consultation!