The Importance of Your Initial Orthodontic Consultation
You may be here because you are considering orthodontics and want to learn more about why the initial orthodontic consultation is so important. At Orthodontists Associates of WNY, our goal is to help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. In the following video, experienced Buffalo orthodontist Dr. Steven J. Hietanen discusses the importance of your initial orthodontic consultation and how the information gathered at this consult helps us determine the appropriate course of treatment for you. If you are considering orthodontic care for yourself or a loved one, please contact our office today to arrange a free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation.
- The patient’s first visit is the most important one. This is because an untreated mouth offers the best opportunity to identify factors contributing to the patient’s orthodontic problems. If we focus only on how we will treat a malocclusion, we may miss the reasons the patient’s teeth are like that in the first place.
- We try to be very, very cognizant of the overall condition of patient’s mouth. If we’re not perceptive before starting treatment, the patient’s mouth becomes an altered environment. In such a situation, it may no longer be possible to identify preexisting problems.
- We feel that an individualized treatment plan is the most important thing we offer. And it starts with the first visit. This is when we carefully evaluate things that are going on in that patient’s mouth that contribute to their need for orthodontic intervention.
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.