What to Expect at Your Orthodontic Consultation

March 8, 2016
Posted By: Temple Dental Trails
Orthodontics Temple TX

You’ve thought about straightening your own or your child’s smile for a while now, and you’ve called to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leung. So what can you expect when you meet to discuss orthodontics at our Temple, TX dental office?

Your Orthodontics Treatment

First, Dr. Leung will sit down with you to discuss your goals. What are you hoping to accomplish? What are your expectations from treatment? What are both your short-term and your long-term goals? What concerns or worries do you have about treatment? We want to make sure that all of your questions are addressed.

Second, Dr. Leung will perform a comprehensive examination. He may take new x-rays or review existing up-to-date x-rays. He’ll also look out for any signs of dental disease such as decay or periodontitis. If these signs are present, we’ll treat these first.

The next step will be to lay out your treatment options. We offer a number of orthodontic treatments here at Temple Dental Trails, including Invisalign aligners, Six Month Smiles, and traditional braces. Each one of these options has different advantages and is appropriate in different situations. For instance, Six Month Smiles is usually most appropriate for adults who are looking to improve the alignment of the teeth that show when they smile. Traditional braces are most appropriate for more involved cases, particularly when malocclusions, or bite problems, are present.

Dr. Leung will present his recommendations and discuss the results you can expect from each type of treatment. He’ll thoroughly review the advantages and disadvantages of each option. We’ll also review your insurance and provide you with a quote so that you know what to expect, financially. Surprises can be fun, but not when it comes to your health care and finances!

If needed, you may decide to schedule a follow-up appointment and consider your options. This is perfectly fine. We don’t want to rush your decision, and we want you to feel comfortable and confident in the choices you make about your dental care. At Temple Dental Trails, we consider you a crucial part of your dental team, and you get the final say in your care. 

Orthodontics Temple TX

When you are ready, let Dr. Leung know your decision, and we’ll start your treatment planning!

Are you ready to get started? Take the first step by calling to schedule your orthodontic consult with Dr. Richard Leung today!

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