5 Important Things to Know Before Getting Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a great way to get your teeth aligned and help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Here are 5 important facts about orthodontic treatment:

1. Regular exams and cleanings with your family dentist are needed
While you are undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners, you should continue to see your family / general dentist every 6 months for a routine exam and cleaning. This, in addition to your home care, will help keep your teeth healthy.

2. Healthy teeth and gums equals more efficient treatment
If you take time to thoroughly brush your teeth and use a water flosser to clean your gums daily, you’ll be unlikely to have cavities and gum inflammation. Teeth tend to move more efficiently when the supporting structures are healthy.

3. Regular adjustments are needed
Your Orthodontist will want to see you regularly at scheduled intervals. She will make necessary adjustments at each visit to make sure your treatment progresses beautifully. Please be sure to attend your appointments.

4. Your case is different from others
Everyone’s bite is unique and therefore we customize your treatment plan to suit your needs. Treatment may vary in length and may require different appliances depending on each individual’s situation. Your Orthodontist will assess your needs and let you know your options at the time of your consultation.

5. After orthodontic treatment, comes retainers
When you are done with orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners, we will make you retainers to wear. These retainers are meant to help maintain the beautiful result you have achieved.

Give us a call at 914.923.5089 to schedule your consultation. We at Orthodontic Harmony look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

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