Posted on September 27, 2023
When they’re getting ready for braces Nashua and Beverly residents want to know what they can expect at their routine appointments. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, routine braces, and aligner appointments are typically scheduled at six to 10-week intervals and are short in duration. Here are a few of the things that you can expect to experience once you have your braces and your visits are now a routine.
The first thing that your orthodontist will do at a routine appointment is take a look at the progress that’s occurred since your last visit. This will give them an indication of how the treatment is going and if everything’s on track. You might have a situation where some course correction is necessary. Your orthodontist will be able to monitor your progress through simple exams that don’t take very much time out of your day.
If the visual exam performed by your orthodontist reveals that progress isn’t coming along as planned, they’ll discuss possible options for adjustments and corrections with you. In some cases, they may need to get more aggressive with their adjustments, and in others, they’ll need to back off. These adjustments will help keep your treatment on track and help you conclude your braces wearing on schedule. Adjustments can cause discomfort for a day or two following an appointment, especially if it’s determined that a more aggressive approach is needed. Usually, taking it easy for the next couple of days is sufficient for any pain management.
Once all the needed adjustments are made and notes are taken about necessary course corrections, your orthodontist will review what needs to happen next. Orthodontic treatment rarely holds any surprises and by wearing braces Nashua area patients can attain the properly aligned teeth, jaw, and bite that will help them enjoy good dental health throughout their lives. The next steps could include scheduling your appointment, receiving a dental referral, or notification that everything will remain status quo for the time being. This is also the appropriate time to address any concerns that you may have.
At Chelian Orthodontics, we focus on the individual needs of each patient to provide a comfortable experience in a relaxing and modern environment.