The Importance of Patient Education
If you are here because you are considering orthodontic care and would like to educate yourself on the goals and objectives of orthodontics, then you are in the right place. At Orthodontists Associates of WNY we take patient education very seriously. Learn why we believe knowledge is power in the following educational video by dedicated Buffalo orthodontist Dr. Dominic Colarusso Jr.
It is important to educate patients in our practice because they need to thoroughly understand a diagnosis, their treatment plan, and the objective of orthodontics. Most orthodontists do not make patients aware of the real goal and objective of an orthodontist: ideal skeletal and dental relations. We treat contributing factors to poor dental-facial development so that our patients’ results are a stable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing bone structure. This challenge requires altering seemingly immobile elements, such as the placement of the teeth and the positioning of the jaw. If an orthodontist does a good job, her or his patients will achieve the aesthetic result that they want. Appearance, of course, is one of several priorities; our practice strives to produce stability and performance through orthodontic work.
There is little reason to make compromises in orthodontics, especially in pediatric orthodontics. The adult mouth may require a mere realignment of teeth, but children’s skeletal structure is not fully developed and thus more malleable, so ideal dental relations are possible. An orthodontist is responsible for educating the patients about this; aesthetically pleasing results are valuable, but there are more important things to consider during orthodontic treatment.
Here at Orthodontists Associates, we work diligently to reach our patients’ objectives. This requires patient cooperation, which is part of the education process. If we are going to achieve the goal, the patient must help. When those braces are finally removed our patients’ hard work has paid off, and they are pleased with their results. Our office has a process to make sure that patient education is included in each step of their orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, East Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.
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