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3 Questions to Ask at Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Last updated 2 years ago

Getting braces can be an exciting turning point in your life when your smile is transformed and your bite is improved. Today’s advanced orthodontics can allow you to undergo treatment relatively quickly in order to remedy a variety of common oral health issues, including crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, and a crooked jaw. When you visit an orthodontist for the first time, you may have several questions about your personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve the smile you want. Here are some of the most important questions you should remember to ask:

1.How long will my treatment last?

Ideally, your orthodontist will be able to offer an express treatment timeline that will take just over one year to complete your smile transformation. However, individual situations will vary and you may need more or less time with braces to get the exact results you want.

2.Is it hard to care for braces?

Before you get braces, you will want to be sure that you are ready for the commitment of extra oral care that is needed to retain healthy teeth and gums. Review general maintenance for braces with your orthodontist to learn exactly what you will need to do when you are wearing them.

3.Will braces hurt?

Modern orthodontics offer solutions for braces that are less painful than treatments of the past. You might hear that braces are uncomfortable or painful, but you should discuss what braces feel like with your orthodontist. Minor soreness is not uncommon after adjustments, but the results are well worth any mild discomfort. Getting a professional perspective of what it’s like to wear braces will help you better prepare for them.

Start the journey to your new smile with the caring staff at OrthoExpress in Riverside. Schedule your free initial consultation with us on our website or call us at (951) 263-7662. Most of our patients complete their treatments with braces within 15 months. 


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