What To Expect in Your First Orthodontist Visit

Bandeen Orthodontics in Three Rivers offers a full range of orthodontic services to patients of all ages. Whether you need treatment to straighter your child’s teeth after they’ve come in misaligned, or you are an adult finally looking to restore your smile, we will work closely with you to formulate a strategy to properly address your needs and get the results you want. We understand that many patients are somewhat apprehensive when it comes to dental or orthodontic services. We take every effort to set your mind at ease for a stress-free experience from your first appointment to your last…starting with today’s post, where we will discuss what you can expect in your first appointment with Bandeen Orthodontics in Three Rivers.

We Need Extensive Images of Your Teeth and Gums

Before we begin any orthodontic work on your teeth, we first need to get a lay of the land, so to speak. That begins with us taking multiple pictures of your smile from a number of different angles to give us a full overview of your mouth. We will review the collection of pictures with you, so you can understand the issues we have identified with your teeth or overall alignment. After all of these issues have been identified, we can explain the treatment options necessary to get the results you want. From there, we will discuss all of the steps we need to take for make to correct those issues, so you will know exactly what to expect every step of the way.

In the event that we discover more serious issues, it may be necessary for us to take x-ray imagery for a more detailed look of your teeth. This will help us determine how much work we need to complete before any braces are put in place. We will only take x-rays for patients when we deem that it is appropriate to their specific situation.

Get a Personal Consultation with Our Orthodontist

Your one-on-one consultation with the orthodontist is perhaps the most important phase of the process. This consultation gives you an invaluable opportunity for the orthodontist to address any of your questions or concerns. By the time your consultation is over, you should be fully informed about what you can expect throughout the orthodontic process.

Understand the Treatment Options Available to You

Once your consultation is complete, you will meet with a treatment coordinator, who will review the treatment options available to you and discuss financial details. This represents the final step before any treatment begins, so you should take advantage of this time to make sure you have all the answers you need before you make a decision about the type of treatment.

It’s Possible to Start Treatment From Day One

Once all the other phases are completed, it’s possible that treatment can start that day. We start by taking x-rays and doing computer remodeling. This will allow you to hit the ground running with more intensive work during your second visit. Please understand that not all patients will be able to begin treatment on their first visit.

If you need orthodontic treatment in Three Rivers, contact us to schedule your first appointment by contacting Bandeen Orthodontics. No referral necessary!