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Braces Initial Exam

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Scheduling an initial braces exam can be scary for anyone at any age. Getting braces isn't a decision to take lightly, even when it's clear there are few other options. The best way to approach the initial exam is to think about it as a way to answer your questions. A dentist can tell you everything you'd want to know about how your teeth are positioned during this simple exam, and why you may want to consider treatment.

Opening Statements

Patients will be expected to provide general information about themselves during a braces exam, including their insurance and medical histories. If you've already received x-rays in the past few months, you should have those available for the dentist to review. Usually, the orthodontist will be looking for the panoramic x-rays as opposed to bitewing x-rays (which are what are often used during general procedures.)

Coming Prepared

The best thing to do before you get to your dentist is to come armed with a list of questions and concerns. This is the time to go into detail about sensitivity, pain, or general discomfort. The dentist can tell you how your jaw, bite, teeth, and gums all work together, and how problems in one area can affect the development of others. The more you tell the dentist, the more likely it is they can recommend the right course of treatment for braces.

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Additional Tips

Patients who are under 18 will need their parent or legal guardian to accompany them to the initial braces exam. Parents are not only expected to give the full medical history of the child but also to be actively involved in which treatment is chosen for their child. The exam itself is painless and completed with the help of a dental mirror. The dentist is simply reviewing the patient’s profile, bite and tooth position to begin formulating a recommended course of action.

Final Outcomes

An orthodontist will normally give an initial diagnosis, as well as their treatment plan after the braces exam. They'll include the cost, and potential alternatives should the patient want a different action plan. However, an orthodontist needs to see the full x-rays before they can solidify their recommendations. Professionals can certainly tell a lot about the mouth through a mirror exam, but it's the x-rays that give them full confidence in how they handle the next steps.

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WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE LET'S SMILE DENTAL?

We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and that your time is very valuable. Therefore, we have put a great deal of effort into creating flexible office hours for our patients. Our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today.

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At Let's Smile Dental we use the most advanced technologies to make your visit as comfortable, relaxing and pain-free as possible.

Flexible hours

Whether you need an orthodontic treatment or a pediatric care for your child, let our professional staff schedule the best time for your next visit.

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Our kid's friendly dental office and staff work hard to make sure that the whole experience is joyful and easy for both the kids and their parent's.

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When you book your dental appointment on let's Smile website, do it with the utmost confidence because collectively we have 100 years of combined experience in providing dental care to our Northen Virginia & Washington D.C. patients. Please Read our reviews online to find out why we are famous for:

My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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Love, love, love the whole staff here! I am being treated for adult orthodontic surgical braces to correct my underbite. Throughout the entire process from the initial consultation, finance/payment, greeting/exit of each appointment, and of course the talented and genuine staff that treat your teeth each time,
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We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and that your time is very valuable. Therefore, we have put a great deal of effort into creating flexible office hours for our patients. Our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today.

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