An orthodontic consultation is your first step in creating a straight, healthy smile. At Bayside Orthodontics in Bayside, New York, orthodontic specialists Inna Gellerman, DDS, and Emanuel Mizrahi, DDS, offer comprehensive orthodontic consultations. To schedule an orthodontic consultation with the team at Bayside Orthodontics, call the office or book an appointment online today.
An orthodontic consultation is your initial visit to Bayside Orthodontics. During this appointment, the team evaluates your smile during a thorough exam that includes digital X-rays. X-rays show the team misaligned teeth, how your jaws fit together, and whether impacted wisdom teeth are shifting your bite.
When you arrive for your orthodontic consultation, you’ll fill out important paperwork before the team begins your exam. The next steps of an orthodontic consultation include:
To ensure you receive comprehensive care, the team reviews your dental and medical records. These records give the team important information regarding your health, including any underlying conditions or medications you’re taking that can affect your treatment. Dental records also allow the team to see how long it’s been since you’ve seen a dentist.
X-rays allow the team to view the underlying structures in your mouth. They help diagnose any oral health issues that you may have. For example, an X-ray can reveal cavities that need treatment before the team prepares your orthodontic plan. These imaging tests can also expose the extent of a bad bite.
After examining your teeth and taking X-rays, the team diagnoses your orthodontic condition. Making a diagnosis is important for determining the right treatment. While traditional braces are common orthodontic treatments for adolescents and adults, you may also be a candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners.
Once you’ve discussed your treatment options with the team, they take digital impressions of your teeth with the iTero® scanner. Impressions of your mouth help the team map your treatment plan.
Costs are an important factor to consider when discussing orthodontic treatment. Once the team at Bayside Orthodontics reviews your insurance, they can create the right treatment plan for you. They’ll discuss how much certain treatments cost, what your insurance covers, and your financing options.
The best way to prepare for an orthodontic consultation is by researching your options beforehand. If you’re interested in traditional braces, ceramic braces, or clear aligners, come prepared with questions for the team.
Feel free to bring a list of questions to your first visit. You can ask about treatment costs, how long most orthodontic treatments take, and even how often you’ll need to visit Bayside Orthodontics once you start your treatment.
To schedule an orthodontic consultation with Bayside Orthodontics, call the office or book an appointment online now.