At Almond Orthodontics, our top priority is helping you achieve the straight, beautiful, healthy smile you want and deserve! Dr. Almond, and our friendly team are committed to ensuring that you receive high-quality, comfortable, and personal orthodontic care. We are proud to utilize the most advanced orthodontic and dental technology, and we stay abreast of the latest research and educational developments so we can continue to provide you with the best care. We are eager to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
Your first visit to Almond Orthodontics will consist of an office tour and an initial consultation, where you will be able to meet Dr. Almond and our team. You will receive a complete initial exam with pictures and digital X-rays, and be able to discuss which treatment options are best for your needs and goals. At your consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Provide a complete oral exam
- Discuss all financial options, insurance information, and payment plans
- Help you create a customized orthodontic treatment plan
Our knowledgeable team is always happy to answer your questions, and we will consult with you to determine which treatment best matches your needs and goals. We invite you to contact our office today to schedule your complimentary initial consultation!
After the consultation, the following orthodontic appointments are scheduled at your convenience:
Bonding Appointment: Dr. Almond will bond braces to your teeth using a special light cure adhesive that is quick and easy. This usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The appointment is simple and pain free. Wires are then placed to begin moving the teeth into a better functional and esthetic position. After about 6-8 hours, your teeth may feel a little soreness as your body adapts to these changes.
Appliance Appointments: Some patients can benefit from a special appliance to encourage improved jaw growth that goes along with the braces. Dr. Almond will explain if an appliance is necessary for you or your child. Some examples include the rapid palatal expander (RPE), the Herbst Appliance, and Facemask Headgear. These are usually used for a short part of your treatment but can be very important to the long-term outcome. Most appliances are seated at the beginning of treatment and then removed after obtaining the desired result.
Adjustment Appointments: After the needed appliances/ braces are in place, we will see you every 4-8 weeks for adjustment appointments. These are usually used to change wire size, monitor tooth movement and hygiene, repair damaged or loose brackets, and to change colors on your braces. Although these appointments are simple and usually finished within 15-30 minutes, they are very important to reaching your goal!
Scheduling orthodontic appointments
Our orthodontic team will work with you to schedule convenient appointments, and we do our best to accommodate your schedule. We offer early morning appointments, lunch appointments, and after school appointments to help with your schedule!
We understand that you are busy, and sometimes you have to unexpectedly delay or reschedule an appointment. Please just let us know by calling our office if you are running late or need to reschedule your appointment. We look forward to caring for you and your smile!
Dentist visits during orthodontic treatment
During your orthodontic treatment, it is important that you continue to visit your family dentist every six months for teeth cleanings, exams, and routine dental check-ups. If additional dental treatments are needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your dentist to facilitate your treatment and ensure that you are receiving the best dental care. Our greatest goal is to help you achieve health and happiness!