The first step is to come into the office for a complimentary consultation where Dr. Hymas will examine your teeth and create a customized treatment plan. Before treatment begins, you must visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary fillings. We recommend you visit the dentist every six months for a thorough examination and cleaning. Before each orthodontic appointment, you are encouraged to brush your teeth. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided in the office.
Your appointments are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, we require a 24 hour notice to cancel an appointment.
Treatment may last from 12 to 34 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled 4 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.
Written correspondence is given to our patients during most appointments. If a parent is not present during an appointment, the child will be given these documents. Please make sure you receive and review any pertinent information.