Congratulations on making the decision of investing in your smile and fixing your teeth. This is the first step to a new you. A you with a better oral health and the perfect smile. This article will look at how you go about the process of having braces put on. We’ll discuss the entire process from the start until the end.
Step 1: The first step is deciding that you need braces and that you are ready to take the step and seek an orthodontist.
Step 2: Contact orthodontist offices in your area (Use Google maps) and schedule a free consultation appointment. Most clinics have a free of charge consultation so don’t worry about fees. It is best to set up several consults with various different clinics. That way you can choose which orthodontist you trust the most, as well as compare their prices and see who’s overcharging and who’s affordable.
Step 3: Go online (especially this website) and read up on braces, braces cost, types of brackets, other various topics related to the treatment. Inform yourself as much as you know so that you are able to communicate better with your orthodontist. That way you will understand what they are talking about, as well as ask them about various options that you read about.
Step 4: After doing some research, get a note pad and write down as many questions as you can. This will allow you to ask your orthodontist of any questions that you might have. Then once you know everything you need to know, you can make the best and most informed decision possible. After all, you will be spending around 5,000$ on your or your child’s treatment. Here are some topics to enquire about: braces cost, types of brackets, treatment estimate time, payment options, the severity of your case, any surgeries or extractions required, if treatment takes longer than usual what happens, before and after pictures of cases similar to yours that your orthodontist has worked with. All these questions will give you a general idea of what you’re in for and where you stand with regards to your teeth.
Step 5: Go to your consultations with the paper that has all the questions on it. Sit with your orthodontist and listen what they have to say with regards to your treatment and situation. At the end of your consultation if there are any topics that you want to ask about that your orthodontist didn’t mention, go ahead and ask them. Go to your other consults and see what the other orthodontists have to say and if its similar to previous orthodontists.
Step 6: Compare and contrast the various orthodontists, their treatments and costs. See which orthodontist you felt most comfortable being around and trusted the most. After making your choice which orthodontist you want to work on your braces, call their clinic and set up an appointment to begin the process. At that point all you have to do is show up and the clinic will guide you through the rest from then on.