The orthodontist will start by inserting a device to keep your mouth dry and your tongue in place. Then, you'll dry your teeth and apply an engraver to make the tooth surface ideal for bonding. The orthodontic appliances will then be placed on the teeth with a special adhesive to keep them in place throughout the treatment. The first step is to get a referral, usually from a dentist.
Because more people visit the dentist on a regular basis than an orthodontist on a regular basis, it is usually the dentist who examines the patient's teeth and recommends that the patient see an orthodontist. However, you can always schedule your appointment on your own, simply by calling the office and requesting an appointment with the orthodontist. It may be helpful to bring your last series of x-rays from your dentist and any concerns you have about your teeth. Your first meeting with the orthodontist will be the consultation.
He will examine your teeth and determine what needs to be done to straighten them, or if you would even benefit from orthodontic treatment. While many people would benefit from having straighter teeth, and in fact they do, there are some situations where a person's teeth are straight enough and braces would be an unnecessary expense. The orthodontist will examine your teeth and do X-rays and determine the best plan of action. During this meeting, you can also make a mold of your teeth to better design your treatment.
After the consultation, the orthodontist will design a treatment specific to your needs. Not all people have an underbite or an overbite, and not all people have gaps in their teeth or are overpopulated. Every mouth is different and treatment must be specific to each person in order for it to work properly. Based on the mold that was taken from your teeth, the orthodontist will create a model of the orthodontic appliances.
While the orthodontist can go over some of the basics of caring for brackets during the consultation, they will likely go deeper into how to brush your teeth, what type of toothpaste to use, and may even provide special toothbrushes to make it easier to clean your teeth and brackets. Small spindle brushes are common, which can help remove food particles and bacteria found around the brackets and between the wire and the teeth. Today I just had X-rays, molds and spacers done, and I have to wait 2 weeks to put on my orthodontic appliances. For the first day, it didn't hurt much, but the next 2 days it hurt.
I went to a consultation and the orthopedic dentist called and said: Can I see Hailey tomorrow for her appointment? But this is my second visit and on the first visit they put braces on me, so what is the second consultation for. It depends on whether you can get it all in one day if you request it, or sometimes you can have 2 before braces that you can only have 4 is the highest before braces, unless you're a bit of a wimp. No, you have to wait after your first consultation, where they take a mold of your teeth to design your orthodontic appliances. At your next visit, you may receive them a few weeks after your appointment.
After molding, what comes next? I think I have already received my enquiry. If my tooth decay was fixed and I have a referral, do I call them or do they call me? ????♀️ So I went to do my consultation and my dentist talked to me about what was going to happen. But first I had to clean my teeth and then the next day come and get a mold. Does this mean that my teeth are being cleaned or that I will need extractions or something? Or is it just cleaning and removing tar and then mold? Then, on the next visit, I will put the braces on him.
Contact one of our orthodontic offices in Philadelphia or Montgomery County today to schedule your free consultation. Before you put on braces, visit your family dentist for a cleaning and checkup. Ask your orthodontist how long before your appointment to put on braces should be your dental appointment. Dentist visits should continue at least every six months for the duration of treatment, or more frequently if recommended.
If you normally take an antibiotic before your dental visits, be sure to tell your orthodontist, who will tell you if premedication is recommended before your appointment to place orthodontic appliances. In addition, tell your orthodontist about any allergies you have, especially any allergies to metals, including nickel. While the temptation is strong, you'll want to avoid pricking around braces with your tongue. After cleaning your teeth, take a moment to run your tongue over your teeth to feel the softness; it will also be the first thing you do once your braces are removed.