Top Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist
We understand how overwhelming it can be when your dentist recommends the consultation of an orthodontist. The thought of wearing braces and the restrictions and limitations that comes with it, along with the cost alone is a lot to take in. The first step is to gather all the right information to build a better understanding, which will help boost your confidence.
If you have any concerns, don’t fret! Here are the top questions to ask your orthodontic care specialist:
Is Orthodontic Treatment Necessary or Needed?
Most people who are unsure would question whether orthodontic treatment is necessary in the first place. A specialist will educate you and tell you all the benefits of investing in your smile and how it will help your oral health.
The type of orthodontic treatment will vary from people to people, but the overall bottom line is, when you don’t take good care of your oral health your overall health can suffer as well. For example, for those with crooked teeth or for those who don’t properly brush and floss, the likelihood of plaque buildup is inevitable. Over time, plaque build up can lead to gum disease, which can result in teeth loss.
What are my Options?
Thanks to technology, there are many orthodontic treatment options available to help suit your requirements and preferences. At Smile Studios Orthodontics, we offer many services from the traditional metal braces to the more advanced treatment such as invisalign, clear braces, self-ligating brackets, custom designed WildSmiles braces, iTero 3D Scans, laser recontouring and more. Depending on your alignment issues, we can help you understand the best options for you.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The length of your treatment will depend on the type of orthodontic treatment that you’ll be undergoing and your particular alignment issue. Normally, invisalign treatment can be completed within a year while traditional metal braces can take up from 2 to 3 years. Your orthodontist will be able to explain your treatment term and the steps along the way.
Orthodontic treatment is an investment to your oral and overall health. It is important to choose a care provider that will work with you on getting the care you need. Find a specialist that you can trust, get referrals from family and friends, do a Google search, read reviews, and ask questions.
If you would like to learn more about Orthodontic treatments please schedule a free consultation with us at Smile Studio Orthodontics. We are in-network, provide quality work, are affordable, and family friendly.