Our goal is to ensure that your visits with us will be enjoyable and informative. Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and discussion of possible treatment options. This important visit will meet the orthodontic needs of you or your child.
Please help us by providing the following information during your first visit:
- Any X-rays (if available).
- A list of medications you are currently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, fill out the required completed forms. This will save you time and allow us to help you make any claims.
- Tell us if you have a medical condition (eg diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (eg, heart medications, aspirin, etc.). anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If for some reason you can't reach your appointment, please contact our office at 2221 077151 . In this way, you allow another patient to use this time as well as reschedule your appointment. If you want to notify us in hours off, leave your name and number and a short message to our answering machine and we will return your call in the morning.
Diagnostic tests and treatment planning
If orthodontic treatment is required, they will be scheduled for diagnostic tests. These tests usually consist of study models, diagnostic photographs, and orthodontic X-rays. Once these orthodontic files are taken, Dr. Pappas will examine them and determine a specific treatment plan for your orthodontic needs. Our clinic will then contact you to arrange your treatment plan, schedule the necessary appointments to begin your orthodontic treatment, and determine your financial issues.
Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we should see you every 4 to 8 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this time, you will need to make appointments, follow instructions, eat the right foods, and practice good oral hygiene. Also continue to visit your dentist regularly.
Once your braces are removed, retainers are used to keep your teeth in their new positions until the bones, gums and muscles are adjusted to the new tooth positions. The maintenance period is an important part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected!
Duration of treatment
Orthodontic treatment can last from 6 to 30 months or more, depending on the patient's age, the severity of the problem, the patient's cooperation and the degree of mobility.
Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make sure that all the cavities have been treated and the health of the gums and underlying bones is free of periodontal disease.
Your dentist may remove the teeth that Dr. Pappa has prescribed in some cases to correct your bite. Your family dentist should also schedule cleansing visits during your orthodontic treatment. We would like to emphasize the need to continue your regular visits to your family dentist, because the orthodontist corrects orthodontic abnormalities and does not replace your dentist in maintaining oral hygiene.
Please contact our office at 2221 077151 if you have any questions. The timing of your treatment is very important. You or your child may not be ready for treatment. Therefore, a consultation will allow us to better understand your needs.