Orthodontic Procedures – Getting timely help

Orthodontic procedure with the clientWhether an adult or child needs braces or other help to get their bite fixed, this doesn’t have to be stressful. Orthodontists can help with every step of the process – fixing your teeth, financing the procedures and doing maintenance.

What to expect

When you visit an orthodontist for the first time in South Jordan, they will give you a tour of their facility and a list of all their procedures. The next step is to go through an exam to decide what treatment is needed; when to start and what should be done. Photos and x-rays of the teeth and the mouth are taken to help with diagnosis and treatment plan.

Depending on the type of procedure, impressions of the teeth are also made so that progress can be charted. You will get an estimate of the costs.  It is best to check with your insurance carrier to check if you have coverage before opting for this treatment. If you need financing, the orthodontic staff can draw up a plan for that as well.

Before commencing treatment, the staff will explain what they will do – whether you will get braces, retainers and expanders.  Patients can also find out how long it will take to get their teeth straightened and how often they have appointments. The initial consultation usually lasts about two hours.

Next Steps

Once you have agreed to the treatment plan, the South Jordan orthodontist of your choice will start with the work. Per doctor recommendations, you will have to maintain good oral hygiene and take care of your appliances well. You may have to go back every six weeks or 10 weeks to review progress and make more adjustments to speed up the alignment process.

Most orthodontists have some dental hygienists and other dentists working together as a team. Patient comfort and trust are important to them, and if you have questions or problems, it is important to ask. Staying involved in your treatment will help you look and feel better in the long run.