Creating a Step-by-Step Treatment Plan with an Orthodontist

Posted on: August 1, 2016

OrthodontistAs an orthodontist, we have a primary goal when you come in to see us: to help you improve your smile by moving your teeth into a better-aligned position. Only orthodontic treatment can move teeth into the correct position and help you create a new smile. However, improving your smile also has a critical effect on improving the position and biting function of your teeth. What you will get is more than just a complete aesthetic transformation, your mouth will actually function better. Using the right treatment approach and by not cutting any corners, we can create a smile that you are exceptionally proud of. However, there is one caveat: "Rome was not built in a day," and as such, it will take a certain amount of time in order for us to give you the smile you want. By understanding your goals and objectives, in the very first consultative meeting, we can lay out an objective timeline, along with benchmarks, so you know progress is being made toward giving you that perfect smile.

When to Schedule a Consultation 

Commonly, people wonder when a good time is to come in and see an orthodontist. If you find that you are having problems with your teeth that might have to be addressed by orthodontic treatments, then there should be nothing stopping you from scheduling a consultative visit. A few of the more basic problems are normally relatively obvious and will be pointed out by your dentist, who will also recommend that you need an orthodontic treatment. More common signs of needing to see an orthodontist include misalignment of your teeth or a bite that the dentist is unable to fix without an orthodontist getting involved. Some orthodontic challenges are very obvious. For example, if you have difficulties chewing or biting or find that some of your teeth are clearly protruding, then you need to schedule a consultation. Other times, the conditions that require orthodontic intervention may not be as clear. Many people suffer from mouth breathing, clenching, grinding their teeth, or are unable to close their lips. These are all problems that can be solved by visiting our office to speak with an orthodontist.

It is a Step-by-Step Process

Successfully getting the smile you want involves taking the steps necessary to correct any problems you have with your teeth. The best way to start is to schedule a consultation and diagnosis with our orthodontist office so that we can guide you on the best way to fix your smile. Some of the conditions that can ruin a great smile include an overbite, underbite, overcrowding of teeth, bad spacing, and an overjet. All of these can easily be fixed with orthodontic care and a plan to give you the best smile possible.

  • Open bite: A condition where your front teeth are out of alignment, so they do not touch properly.
  • Under bite: A condition where the lower teeth are out of alignment and in front of the upper teeth.
  • Overcrowding of teeth: When the teeth are not properly spaced and look overcrowded.
  • Overjet: When the front teeth protrude significantly, spoiling your smile.

To find out how we fix these common problems, call and schedule a consultation.

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