Preparing For Your Orthodontic Consultation

Start Preparing For Your Consultation Now

When you start thinking about going to the orthodontist for that all-important first consultation, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little nervous or apprehensive. You may be wondering what your orthodontic experience will be? Whether you have been referred to us by your dentist, or decided on your own to seek orthodontic care from our office, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your initial consultation at Horner Barrow Orthodontics.

One of the best ways to prepare for your orthodontic consultation is to understand your options. With so many treatment choices available today, orthodontic care is a lot more versatile than in years past. You can start preparing now by researching  and understanding those different options. Armed with a few specific points in mind, you can be totally confident and prepared for your consultation.

Good Questions to Ask During Your Consultation

As you consider orthodontic care, a few questions will likely come up. Don’t be afraid to ask any of those questions you might have. Our orthodontic team is here to help you fully understand the entire process. Here are just a few questions you might want to ask at your consultation here in our Sioux Falls, SD office.

How much can I expect to pay for my treatment? What are my payment options?

Is there an estimated length of time that I will need to wear my braces?

Will it hurt to get my braces put on? Is there anything I can do to prevent or minimize the pain or discomfort?

Are there any specific foods I will need to avoid once I get my braces put on?

Will having braces prevent me from playing my favorite sport or musical instrument?

Is it likely that I will be wearing extra appliances in addition to braces to correct my overbite or other problems?

How can I keep my teeth clean while wearing braces?

How often will I need to come in for checkups and other appointments?

If any other questions arise after your consultation with us, please, don’t be afraid to ask. Our orthodontic team will be here to help you throughout the entire process.

Feel Confident Throughout Your Orthodontic Experience

With answers to your questions, and an orthodontic team on your side, you can be confident about any necessary orthodontic treatments. From your initial consultation to that wonderful day when your braces come off, your orthodontic treatment can be a smooth, simple process and a great experience. That moment you see your dazzling, beautiful new smile, you’ll know it was all worth it.

Thank you for placing your trust in Horner Barrow Orthodontics.  We truly appreciate it!