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Orthodontics: What to Expect During Your First Appointment

September 29, 2016

Are you about to align your smile with orthodontic treatment? If so, our Killeen Children’s Dental Center team is happy to tell you what to expect at your first appointment!

When you come into our office to meet with your orthodontist, Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook, we will most likely give you a tour of our office. This will make you feel right at home when you come in for additional appointments. Then, you will experience the following treatment steps:

Step 1: First, your orthodontist will determine if you need treatment by thoroughly examining your entire oral cavity. This exam will involve taking a series of X-rays and photographs. The exam will help your orthodontist give a diagnosis and explain any orthodontic issues you have.

Step 2: If treatment is indeed necessary, your orthodontist will take a series of impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to help create an individualized treatment plan just for you. Once you hear your treatment plan, we will review your insurance benefits and go over your financing options.

Step 3: Finally, our team will explain the appliance that is needed in the treatment, like braces, a retainer, aligners, and expanders. Then, we will give you an idea of how long you will need to go through treatment to achieve your ideal smile.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know how to prepare for your first orthodontic appointment in Harker Heights, TX, please call our office today at (254) 262-3131. We are more than happy to help you!