braces is a big thing. We'll discuss what options are available to you
for treatment, including length of treatment, if any teeth have to be
removed, cost and financing methods. We make sure all your questions
are answered so that we can do what's best for you.
is the orthodontic problem?
treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
permanent teeth need to be removed?
long will treatment take?
much will it cost?
records appointment, we thoroughly document a patient's occlusion
(bite), dental condition, and the relationship between their teeth and
their skeletal structure. With this information, a complete and
comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan will be formulated.
records consist of:
x-ray of the patient's head (cephalogram)
- An x-ray of the
patient's jaws and teeth (panorex)
may be required
of the teeth to make study models
orthodontic records are used to diagnose and plan the orthodontic
procedure needed for each individual patient.
COST OF TREATMENT
Parker has thoroughly reviewed your diagnostic records, we will be
able to establish a treatment fee and financial options, including
insurance coverage and the scheduling of future appointments.
note that your treatment fee will always include the cost of your
retainers at the end of treatment and at least two years of follow-up
once your braces are removed.
likely require visits that are 4, 6 or 8 weeks apart. WATCH A MOVIE
OF YOUR CHOICE WHILE WE PUT ON YOUR BRACES.
to hold. Therefore retainers are used at the end of treatment
to hold your teeth in position. Retainers may be removable or
permanent wires bonded behind your teeth. Dr. Parker will discuss the
appropriate retention for you.
instruments are subject to thorough sterilization for every patient.
You will notice us wearing glasses, gloves and masks when appropriate.