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Many people don’t like visiting health specialists, whether it’s a general practitioner, eye doctor, dentist, or orthodontist. Some people experience anxiety before appointments because they may think there’s something wrong with them and other people simply don’t like taking the time out of their day to get it done. Whatever the reason, we here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics want to make your orthodontic experience as simple and care-free as possible for you. Read on to learn more or give us a call today if you’re ready to get started or have any questions for us.

Not All Orthodontists Are Created Equal

Unfortunately, you can’t just walk into any orthodontist’s office and expect to get the best care the industry has to offer. Just like with any healthcare professional, you can expect every orthodontist in your area to be different. First and foremost, you should check to see that your orthodontist is board certified. Board certification helps potential patients like you find the most accomplished orthodontists.

Another thing you can check for with your orthodontist is that they have good reviews. Patient reviews can be extremely telling about the experience people have had with them and make you better informed as to what to expect when you visit them for the first time.

Last but not least, you should consult with your potential orthodontist by phone.before visiting them in office. Typically, if you schedule an in-person appointment, you’ll have to pay some sort of fee, so ideally, you’ll want to get to know a few things about the practice over the phone first.

Anyone Can Wear Braces

Contrary to popular belief, braces aren’t just for children or teens, they’re for anyone! We believe that when it comes to getting great orthodontic services, it’s always better late than never. The only time braces are not recommended is if the patient is experiencing severe gum recession, bone loss in the jaw or they have cavities. However, once these issues are fixed, the patient should be healthy enough for braces. The good thing about options like Invisalign is that you won’t have to worry about this. This is unlike traditional braces where you’ll need to make sure all cavities and periodontal disease are treated before braces go on.  

You Still Need To See The Dentist

This one’s important. Even though you’re seeing your orthodontist every couple weeks, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to teeth cleaning. Although your orthodontist will certainly let you know if he/she sees any problems or concerns with your teeth or gums, your dentist will still be the authority when it comes to your oral health while braces are on. The good news is that if you’re using Invisalign for your treatment option, it will be much easier for your dentist to check your teeth without fear of breaking a wire or bracket. Another problem with traditional braces is that you may experience staining on your teeth after the braces are removed.

Contact Camilo Riano Orthodontics

We understand that you may have a lot of questions before you visit the orthodontist, that’s why here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics, we help you to become as prepared as possible. It’s an exciting time getting your braces on, but you should also be informed about what is going on. Stay tuned to our blog for more helpful information about orthodontics, braces, and Invisalign. If you think you’re ready for your first appointment with us, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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