Posted on October 16, 2023
Going to the orthodontist is often a rite of passage for many children and teenagers. After all, your orthodontist ensures that your kid’s teeth will be straight, which will help produce beautiful smiles and good oral hygiene. Read on for insight about what you and your child should expect during your initial braces consultation.
The first step in seeing whether braces are needed is an examination. After you and your child meet with your orthodontist and their staff, the orthodontist will conduct a visual examination of your child’s teeth. This examination will also involve X-rays and photographs so that they can easily examine and identify internal problems that may lead to bigger ones without braces care. They look for both problems with the teeth and your child’s jaw structure.
Due to advances in braces care, there are many more options to consider for kids, teens, and adults alike. Such options may include metal braces, retainers, or expanders depending on the situation. When it comes to braces, there are metal braces, ceramic ones, as well as lingual braces that go on the back of the teeth. If your child is a teen, they may also be a candidate for Invisalign, which are clear aligners used for minor alignment problems.
Finally, the dentist will review the treatment cost. The final bill for braces treatment depends on the severity of your child’s tooth alignment. According to our experience, braces care can last up to two years so the treatment plan and budget will vary by case.
These are the steps involved in your typical braces consultation. A professional orthodontist will explain everything to you thoroughly so that you understand the best options for your child or teenager. If your child is showing signs of tooth alignment issues, don’t hesitate to bring them to our office today. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, you should schedule an evaluation as soon as you see any sign of orthodontic problems, but no later than age seven. We look forward to seeing you and your child to start this process!
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