What to Expect at an Orthodontic Consult

13 Mar 2021 Uncategorized

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An orthodontic consultation is your first step towards improving your smile, and reaping all the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Our team understands that your first visit may seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to expect.

However, we want to reassure you that there’s nothing to be worried about! We put together this blog post to help give you insight on what to expect when you visit our Calgary orthodontic office for a consultation.  

1. What Happens During the Initial Consultation?

After you check in with our front desk, you will meet with one of our Certified Orthodontists, who will listen to your concerns and smile goals. The second step involves assessing your teeth and overall oral alignment. We may use a panoramic x-ray to take a better look at what’s happening beneath the surface of your teeth. Together you will discuss the best treatment option for your condition, timeline, cost, and payment plans. 

2. What Will I Learn During The Consultation?

There are several things you will learn during the consultation, including your specific orthodontic needs, the options you have, and your customized treatment objectives. You will also learn the estimated duration of your treatment, costs, and any other services necessary for you to attain optimal oral health.

3. Will The Orthodontist Answer My Questions?

Yes! We advise our clients to prepare a list of questions to ask our Calgary orthodontist in advance to avoid forgetting anything. The myORTHODONTIST Team is ready to explain everything from the importance of taking an x-ray during the appointment, to the difference between Invisalign and braces. No matter the question, we have your answers! 

4. Should I Expect Any Discomfort During The Exam?

You should not experience any discomfort during your orthodontic exam. We utilize digital technology to take x-rays and impressions as needed. We can ensure that you will be very comfortable throughout your consultation! 

5. Will The Orthodontist Need To Take X-Rays?

Our Orthodontists are likely to take a panoramic x-ray, cephalometric x-rays, or both if need be. X-rays are necessary to help our team diagnose your problem fully, and accurately. At myORTHODONTIST, we use modern x-ray machines that emit less radiation.

Ready To Achieve Your Smile Goals?

We offer flexible payment plans with zero money down, and direct billing to your insurance provider. It would be our pleasure to speak with you about the services we offer, including airway-focused orthodontics, Invisalign, and mouthguards! You can reach our McKenzie Towne location by calling 587.400.7804. Alternatively, you can fill our contact form here! Both new and existing clients are always welcome! 

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