What to expect at your appointments
When carried out by a dentist or specialist orthodontist, the process of having orthodontic treatment should fill you with confidence. It should give you the reassurance that you are on the way to achieving the best results for you and your smile. There’s also the added benefit of knowing that the safety and health of your mouth is being put first.
Here is a brief guide as to what your orthodontic journey may look like:
Your first appointment
Your first appointment will usually be a consultation, where the dental professional will ask you how you feel about your smile and discuss what you’d like to change.
Their job is to make sure you understand all the information that is given to you, and that you can make the best decision for you.
They will also take impressions of your mouth or use an electronic scanner to do this and will take X-rays to show the position of your teeth in your jaw.
Once they have established whether orthodontic treatment is rig…