Whether you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, you’re going to need to book an orthodontist consultation. To prepare you, here’s what you can expect during your first visit.

A Thorough Examination

You already know you should visit your dentist regularly. But an orthodontist consultation is also a must. Only an orthodontist can identify and treat orthodontic problems. Children can start visiting an orthodontic professional from the age of 7 to assess the development of their jaws and teeth. If you wait for your dentist’s referral, you might be at risk for longer and more complicated treatment.

For adults, a visit to the orthodontist can help address problems like TMJ, headaches and overcrowding.

At your consultation, we take x-rays and photos to look at everything as a whole. We’ll discuss what you like and don’t like about your teeth and any problems that should be addressed. The examination includes an assessment of facial balance, an evaluation of your jaws and thorough measurements of your bite and teeth.

Determining a Treatment Plan

After your examination, we’ll discuss a necessary treatment plan, the length of treatment and the costs. Usually, you have many treatment options available. During your orthodontist consultation, we’ll devise a customised treatment plan based on your diagnosis and smile goals. The consultation is the perfect time to gather all the necessary information so you can make an informed decision.

Ask Questions at Your Orthodontist Consultation

Finally, we know that choosing the perfect orthodontist is a big deal. That’s why we encourage you to ask all the questions you need to about your treatment during the consultation. The whole idea is to ensure you’re fully informed and confident with your decision and your treatment.

Book Your Consultation Today

An orthodontic consultation is necessary to pick up on issues early or to help you achieve the straight and healthy smile you’ve always wanted. It’s a time to ask questions, determine the right treatment for you and for us to thoroughly examine your teeth and jaws.

Book your consultation at Geoffrey Wexler Orthodontist today or get in touch with any questions you may have about treatments.