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First examination at the orthodontist

What to expect during the first visit?

The goal of the first visit is to determine if orthodontic treatment is needed and, if so, where to start. A thorough clinical examination is performed. It is necessary to come to the first examination with an ORTHOPANTOMOGRAM, which allows us to correctly diagnose and determine the condition, the presence of all teeth or the absence of some, the condition of the bones, periodontium, etc. Jaw impressions are taken for study models and, if necessary, the patient is sent for imaging head or latero-lateral craniogram (LL). After all the diagnostic methods, a therapy plan is drawn up, which we will explain to you. We will also take photos of your teeth to help us monitor the progress of the treatment.

You will receive an estimate of treatment costs and we will explain payment options.

Recommended devices, such as retainers, brackets or expanders, will be described in detail. You will also receive an estimate of the length of treatment and the frequency of visits. The first visit usually lasts one to two hours.

What's next?

If you decide to start treatment, the next step is to place the device. In some cases, we can start treatment already during the first visit. The orthodontist and our staff will explain the importance of good oral hygiene. We will discuss how to take care of the devices during treatment and guide you to the appropriate dental hygiene procedures.

Visits are usually required every 6 to 10 weeks to monitor treatment progress and make necessary adjustments.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to contact us.