How are Orthodontic Problems Diagnosed?
You may be here because you are considering orthodontics, or have an existing issue but are unsure how to get your orthodontic problems diagnosed. Watch this video by experienced Buffalo Orthodontist Dr. Andrew J. Dusel to learn how we can help determine whether you have an orthodontic problem that needs to be addressed.
- To fully diagnose orthodontic problems, we typically need to compile what we call an orthodontic record. During the initial appointment, we take regular camera photographs of the patient’s bite. This allows us to gain a clear picture of how the teeth are fitting together. We also show these pictures to the patient.
- The second step toward a complete orthodontic record includes x-rays. These enable us to measure jaw lengths and discrepancies, and identify the growth and development of the patient’s teeth.
- Lastly, we make study models from molds of the teeth that show how the bite fits together.
- Once we have that information, we can measure growth and development, put the information together and fully diagnose what we need to do for each patient.
Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer orthodontic treatment throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, New York. If you are considering orthodontic care for yourself or a loved one, please contact us today to arrange your free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation.