What to do Before You Get Braces

Posted On: November 17, 2016

If you would like to start orthodontic treatment, there are a few things you should do beforehand. If you don’t already have an orthodontist, get recommendations from friends or your regular dentist. Get at least two opinions, if possible. Orthodontists can vary in their treatment approach. If you don’t like what one orthodontist says, get more opinions until you reach a decision. Do not ever allow extractions to be done before getting a second opinion. With new technology and smaller brackets, most people do not need teeth extracted any more! Many orthodontists have free consultations. Research your dental insurance plan (or your spouse’s) to see if any of the treatment will be covered. Understand your orthodontic coverage with your insurance company before you begin treatment because many companies will not pay if treatment is already in progress. Once you have gathered your information, you can make the wonderful decision to improve your overall health and self-esteem through orthodontic treatment! – Cammy