Your sequence of appointments following the initial consultation with Dr.
Maggioncalda will be as follows:
1. Records Appointment
In order for the doctor to develop an individual treatment plan for each patient,
information and records must be gathered as the next step to getting braces.
Taking Orthodontic records includes the following three components:
- Dental impressions of upper and lower teeth and gums
- X-Rays of teeth and jaws (Panoramic) and head (Cephalometric)
- Pictures of patient's face, teeth and bite
2. Bonding Appointment (Separators and Banding if needed)
After the doctor determines your treatment plan, you are now ready to get your
braces! For most patients, this is the appointment where the doctor places the
braces on the teeth and a wire is secured into the braces. At this time, we will
discuss the importance of proper care of the teeth and braces
Some orthodontic problems require additional appliances to help achieve our
goal for a beautiful smile. If the doctor plans to use an additional appliance,
separators will be placed one week prior to the placement of orthodontic bands.
A separator, which is a small rubber band, is inserted between the back teeth
and will allow for easier placement of the bands.
3. Adjustment Appointments
Once the braces are in place, you will visit our office to review your treatment
progress at intervals of 4-6 weeks, depending on your specific needs. At
these appointments, a number of different procedures may be done in
order to assure the continued progress of your treatment. This includes
the placement of new wires, the use of rubber bands, and the review of
home care instructions.
Upon completion of treatment, the braces will be removed and post-treatment
models, x-rays and pictures are completed. Retainers are then made to hold
the teeth in place.
Patient Information Form
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