What to Expect on Your First Orthodontic Visit

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, your first visit to the orthodontist can be exciting and a bit intimidating. It’s natural to have some questions and concerns about what will happen during this appointment. Understanding what to expect at your first visit will help you feel more prepared for the process ahead of you.

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At Expedition Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Springfield, we believe that your first orthodontic visit is the most important one.

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The initial consultation is an important part of the overall care plan as it gives both patient and doctor time to get acquainted with each other as well as discuss goals, expectations, and treatment options. At this appointment, the orthodontist will perform a comprehensive examination which includes taking X-rays, photos, and a scan of your teeth with an intraoral scanner. This information helps them develop an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs.

During this visit, patients should also feel free to ask any questions they may have about their condition or possible treatments that could be used such as braces or Invisalign® clear aligners. If a parent accompanies their child on this initial visit then it’s also recommended that they bring along any relevant medical records

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Your Custom Treatment Plan

At the end of your initial consultation, the orthodontist will go over your diagnosis and treatment plan with you. Depending on your individual case, it may be possible to start treatment the same day.

After the braces or clear aligners are in place, you will receive instructions on how to properly care for them and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments.

At Expedition Orthodontics we do our best to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. With a clear understanding of what to expect, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

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