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When Should I Visit The Orthodontist For The First Time?

When Should I Visit The Orthodontist For The First Time?

If you have been in your dentist’s chair recently, they might have mentioned that you may be a great candidate for orthodontic care. You may also have a child that will need orthodontic care. There are some guidelines for when to visit the orthodontist for the first time, so you’ll have an idea of when to start care.

What Is Orthodontic Care?

Dentists and doctors have many similarities. You probably have a general practitioner who looks over your day-to-day health concerns. If you need a specialist, such as an obstetrician, when you are pregnant, your general practitioner can refer you. Dentists work in much the same way. Your dentist can have a look at your mouth and request you visit an orthodontist. Usually, dentists have a short list of people they call for their patients if they need a consultation. Orthodontic care involves issues with tooth spacing and alignment, as well as bite issues, such as overbites and underbites.

When Is A Good Time To Visit?

Once you have a referral, you can call the orthodontist’s office and ask for a consultation about your teeth. Similarly, you can also ask for a consultation for you and your child to have their teeth assessed. During the consultation, the orthodontist or a member of the staff will give you a tour of the facilities, take x-rays of your mouth or your child’s mouth, and discuss treatment options. You may also discuss the financing of orthodontic care at the same time.

You’ll have an opportunity to visit with the orthodontist and ask questions about any aspect of care. After you and the orthodontist come to an agreement about what kind of care you or your child needs, the cost, insurance, and other administrative issues, you’ll be ready for your first appointment. Usually, this is the appointment when you or your child will get their braces or clear aligners. The first appointment and the final appointment are usually the longest, so be sure you allot the time you’ll be there. You’ll be on your way to your final appointment before you know it.


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