Active orthodontic treatment proceeds in stages and requires consistent monitoring by Dr. Badawi. Appointments vary in length depending upon the stage of your treatment and the amount of adjustments your appliance requires.
After the initial consultation appointment and your decision to begin orthodontic treatment, your first appointment will be your bonding appointment. This is likely to be the longest appointment of the process and will consist of the orthodontist placing brackets/attachments on your teeth at a precise location. Orthodontic wires or aligners will then be fitted to initiate the mechanics of your tooth movement. We will then review how to take care of your braces/aligners, oral hygiene techniques, elastics, and any diet modifications.
Following your initial orthodontic bracketing/bonding, subsequent visits will generally consist of the following:
We are confident that our highly qualified team will make your experience fun and straightforward. Our goal is to provide you with specialized orthodontic care in a compassionate and fun environment!
Orthodontic elastics are worn to achieve a good upper and lower jaw relationship. Elastics work by putting pressure on your teeth in various directions. They must be worn as instructed or your orthodontic treatment may be compromised and will take longer.
At the end of your treatment, we will provide you with retainers to maintain your teeth and bite. In addition, we will monitor your teeth and your bite for a period of time in order to ensure that everything is healthy.