We all crave for a smile that looks good in order to feel better. You can achieve this by going for an orthodontic treatment. The main goal of orthodontic treatment is to straighten your crooked teeth for a healthier smile. But, before you opt for a straightening treatment, you need to know what to expect from the start to finish.
Who is an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are dentists who have received advanced training and specialise in correcting teeth and jaw misalignments by using braces, retainers and other custom-made appliances. By straightening the teeth, your jaws get aligned in the correct anatomical positions which improve your bite and aesthetics. Generally, orthodontists use metal brackets and wires to move the teeth in the right position. Nowadays special plastic trays and aligners like Invisalign are being used for short term treatment of certain malocclusions. Most general dentists can treat minor misalignment problems but for complicated cases you‘ll be referred to an orthodontist.
At the dental office
Your first visit will provide an opportunity to meet the members of the dental team who would be helping you to get that beautiful smile you dream of. You’ll learn more about the types of braces available and find out which orthodontic treatment will be ideal for your problem. Most of the relevant information will be imparted to you by the dental team during clinical exam and assessment.
The clinical exam will include:
– A detailed medical and dental history review.
– Comprehensive examination of the mouth with special diagnostic x-rays, photos, study casts of your teeth and relevant measurements.
– A treatment plan which is unique and customised especially for you.
– Review of financing options, insurance coverage and payment plans.
Your first appointment is a crucial one as it will help you understand the treatment plan in detail, clear any doubts you have regarding the treatment and understand the best way to maintain your braces in a good condition through entirety of the treatment period.
To schedule an orthodontic appointment for you or your child, contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, (860)-865-0056. We also serve patients from neighbouring areas like Southington, Kensington and East Berlin.