Let’s face it, we all want to be the experts of our own oral health, however, there’s no shame in admitting that we have a few questions for our orthodontists every once in a while. Although it may seem like orthodontists are just there to provide us with a nice smile, their job goes far beyond that. Orthodontic treatment also provides us with a healthy bite and a set of teeth that are easy to brush, floss, and maintain. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at the top five questions you should be asking your orthodontist. Give us a call if you’re ready to get started.
What Types of Braces Do You Offer?
If you asked your orthodontist this question 20 years ago, you probably would’ve been met with some strange stares. Braces and orthodontic care has come a long way in the past decade or so opening the door for treatment options like Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and much more. It’s important for you to know exactly what your orthodontist offers so that you can find what’s right for you. Otherwise, you may want to take your business elsewhere.
How Long Will I Need Braces?
Another important thing to know before you have braces applied is how long you will actually need braces to be on. Although you could scour the internet for hours, you’re never going to find a set-in-stone answer because it will vary significantly from person to person. For example, if you just have a few small spaces in between your teeth, treatment may only take around 6 months. However, if you have more severe misalignment, it could be several years.
What Is Your Experience?
Before committing to an orthodontist, you’re going to want to know what their experience is. Just by visiting an orthodontist’s website, you should be able to tell about how prominent they are and whether they have satisfied patients or not to back that up. If not, be sure to give them a call and ask about their experience.
What Are Your Hours?
Since you’re going to be making a lot of appointments with your orthodontist in the future, you should first make sure that they have decent hours and are able to accommodate you when it’s most convenient for you.
How Do I Prevent Staining and Cavities?
If you’re concerned about taking care of your teeth while braces are on, you should be sure to ask your orthodontist about some helpful tips and tricks for brushing or flossing with braces. Or ask about different products that will help you take care of your teeth.
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These are just five of the questions you should be asking your orthodontist. Of course, if you have any other questions, be sure to ask them before or during your first appointment. Camilo Riano Orthodontics is proud to offer Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Lingual Braces, and clear ceramic braces, so give us a call today to learn more.