Step 1 : First appointment
At the first appointment, we will discuss the need and the appropriate time to start an orthodontic treatment.
- Visual dental exam
- General review of dental alignment, esthetic considerations and patient expectations
- Various orthodontic options (including, but not limited to traditional fixed braces, removable appliances, combination braces with subsequent surgical options)
- Treatment time (mini treatment options, phase 1 for mixed dentition and/or phase 2 for permanent dentition)
- Supplementary documentation required to confirm and establish the orthodontic diagnosis
Step 2 : Documentation records
At the second appointment, documentation records are taken in order to assess areas that were not evident during the initial visual exam. Key factors include the maxillary/mandibular skeletal relation, periodontal situation, dental eruption status and overall root health. All of which provide necessary information to diagnose the case in order to propose a proper orthodontic treatment plan.
- Digital impressions (study models)
- Photographs (facial and dental)
- Radiographs (panoramic and cephalometric)
Step 3 : Treatment plan
At the third appointment, a treatment plan is presented. The objective is to review the extensive diagnosis process and provide a detailed explanation of the adapted orthodontic plan.
- Finalized treatment plan
- Appliance explanations and timing reviewed
- Potential options
- Financial estimates and insurance questions answered
An orthodontic summary will then be sent your dentist. It is important that patients maintain regular dental check-up appointments with their general dentists. Excellent dental health optimizes orthodontic progress.