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February 5th, 2021

5 questions to ask your orthodontist

Trusting someone with your teeth is no easy feat. As orthodontists in Fort McMurray, we understand the concerns, financial commitment, and time invested in getting orthodontic work done.

It’s common for patients to consult with different orthodontists before choosing the right professional they can trust and feel confident in. If you’re in the process of finding an orthodontist in Fort Mac, be sure to ask the following questions to narrow down your search.

Orthodontists Fort Mac

Orthodontists Fort Mac

1. What are my options?

After the initial consultation, your orthodontist can recommend different treatment options available to you. It’s important to go over all of them and understand how each option can straighten your teeth, fix alignment, and protect against potential problems like shifting, erosion, gum disease, and more.

2. What are the pros and cons of each treatment option?

You want to know everything you can about each treatment option, including their unique advantages and disadvantages. While your Fort Mac orthodontist will offer a recommendation, ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the treatment that you’re comfortable with.

3. How long will my treatment take?

Knowing the predicted timeline of your chosen method of treatment will help you mentally prepare for the process. The average length of orthodontic treatment is between 18-24 months, but each case is unique, and the times vary.

Your orthodontist can give you an educated estimate but will likely advise you that it may take longer or shorter depending on the progression of your teeth. The most important thing to know is that a good orthodontist will assess you closely every 4-6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is going as planned and make adjustments when necessary.

4. What can I expect with my treatment?

Each treatment option is going to require a different level of lifestyle changes. For example, with traditional braces, you’ll need to avoid certain foods and practice a new oral hygiene routine, while Invisalign allows you to continue on with your usual regime.

Be sure to ask about the frequency of your follow-up visits and what you can expect with each. Asking all the questions and voicing any concerns you have about your treatment will help you prepare for the process. A good Fort Mac orthodontist will do everything they can to make sure you’re prepared and feel confident in your treatment plan.

5. Can you show me any similar cases?

Orthodontists typically have many before and after photos of past clients who have completed the same treatment. Although each case is unique, seeing how your teeth will look after treatment helps boost your confidence. It will also give you an insight into your orthodontist’s experience and verify their ability to treat a case similar to yours.

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