What Will Happen at Your Orthodontic Appointment?

If you or your child is in need of new braces or bite-correcting devices, then you will need to see an orthodontist. These doctors are recommended by your dentist and specialize in correcting bites and aligning teeth. Here are some things you can expect when you visit orthodontic specialists.

You’ll be greeted by a team member at the front desk and be asked to fill out some paperwork. This will be for insurance and information release purposes.

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They will usually follow that up by taking some x-rays of your bite to have on file. They can use these to create braces or tooth molds and to look back on after your tooth realignment. You will then meet with the doctor, and they will go over the expenses for your treatment plan and the options for financing. Talk with your guardian or consult with a spouse before going forward.

You may be nervous when you first visit the orthodontist but these tips will reassure you that you are safe and comfortable in the office. Ask your dentist for a referral that will match your insurance. Then you will be able to be confident with your new smile.