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What’s Happens Before Orthodontic Treatment?

What’s Happens Before Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is a gradual process that involves a couple of pre-treatment steps.

Initial Orthodontic Consultation

The first thing that will happen is a consultation appointment. During this visit, your orthodontist will examine your mouth and teeth to determine the best course of treatment.

During the consultation, your orthodontist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and jaw. They will also take x-rays and photographs to analyze the structure of your mouth.

Once they have obtained all the essential information, they can begin to develop a personalized treatment plan for your unique needs.

Additional Pre-Treatment Steps

Beyond the initial consultation and examination process, there may be additional steps required before braces or other orthodontic appliances can be placed. For example, your teeth may need to be cleaned or prepped to ensure that the orthodontic equipment can adhere effectively.

For younger patients, pre-treatment may also involve the use of expanders. Expanders increase the width of the jaw, which can ultimately improve the effectiveness of braces.

Spacers are another step of pre-treatment for patients requiring braces. Spacers are inserted between back molars before braces are applied. The use of spacers helps to provide more room for movement and ensures that each tooth has enough space once the braces are in place.

A Professional Orthodontist Will Have You Prepared

Once all the necessary preparations are complete, your orthodontist can begin placing your braces or other orthodontic appliances. The overall pre-treatment process is typically completed over the course of two to four office visits.

No matter what steps are required, your orthodontist will guide you through the process so that you know what to expect and can be prepared for treatment.

Maduke-Bulat is a long-established South Surrey orthodontics practice. Sandra Maduke and Dr. Ryan Bulat are both certified specialists offering cutting-edge orthodontics in a warm and compassionate environment.

If you have any questions about this article or orthodontics in general, or if you want to make an appointment with Maduke-Bulat, please contact us at (604) 591-8621.

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