Steps You Should Take Before Getting Braces

If you are unhappy with your smile, you are probably ready to jump into orthodontics and get braces. You may not know where to start and whether there are any steps you should take before getting braces. Watch this video by experienced Buffalo orthodontist Dr. Steven J. Hietanen to find out what steps you should take to prepare for getting braces. 

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  • Many new patients are excited about getting started with orthodontics. However, certain preparatory steps must be taken.
  • First, we take a set of records, perhaps even on the day of the first visit. Then, after reviewing those records, we discuss those records with the patient and the parents to ensure that everybody is in agreement and to ensure a thorough diagnosis of how to proceed.
  • Orthodontics can start relatively quickly after that discussion appointment. The first step often takes place on the day of our discussion.
  • We feel that the proper diagnosis makes those discussion and analysis steps critical. Even so, patients can start treatment relatively quickly. But it is important for the patient to wait until he hears us discuss the case. We feel it is the most important thing we do for our patients.

Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages throughout Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, and DunkirkEast 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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