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A Typical Orthodontic Treatment with Familia

We at Familia are thrilled that you want to find out more about taking the first step to having a better smile. The following is a typical orthodontic treatment with Familia:

First Visit: Consultation

Your first visit is a no-commitment consultation. Upon an oral exam, we may take photos, x-rays and a model of your teeth. After this initial consultation, our orthodontic specialist will speak with you about the state of your teeth and mouth. Based on the diagnosis, the orthodontist will discuss in detail: the options you have for treatment, what to expect with treatment and answer any questions you have. Familia Dental will also supply you a detailed breakdown of the associated cost for treatment and explain your options for payment.

In some cases, we can save you time and begin treatment on your first visit.

Second Visit: Records/Contracts

During this visit, we may want to take additional records using our oral scanner to ensure that we have the most accurate data to make your treatment the best it can be1 We will continuously take records during your treatment to track your progress and make any necessary modifications to your treatment.

During this visit, we will require your signed consent forms and contracts. A single, low down payment will also be due at this time. We will begin this treatment by placing elastic separators between your teeth to prepare for the placement of the orthodontic bands. In some cases, we may also place your orthodontic brackets saving you some more time.

Third Appointment: Banding and Bracketing

This appointment is where the groundwork for your better smile really starts: we place the orthodontic bands and/or brackets as well as any indicated special appliances on your teeth (if applicable). For children, receiving treatment, we require the parent to be present in order to provide you with tips to ensure that treatment is successful.

Additional Appointments

During the course of treatment, additional appointments may be necessary to place, reposition or even change your braces. However, most appointments are only routine adjustments usually lasting no longer than 15-30 minutes.

Debanding and Retention Appointments

30 to 90 days prior to your debanding appointment we will notify you. This appointment lasts between an hour to an hour and a half. At this point in the treatment, you will be able to see the transformation which your teeth have gone through. Once the braces are removed, you will then wear retainers to ensure that your teeth set to their new desirable placements.

Our specialist will want to monitor your progress and make sure that your teeth are setting correctly with the retainer during retention appointments. These usually last no longer than 15 minutes.

What if I want Invisalign?

The process for Invisalign is very similar. However, instead of banding and bracketing, you receive a set of clear aligners to place onto your teeth. These clear aligners represent the stages which the Invisalign aligners will discretely change the positioning of your teeth. Most people have between 20 to 30 sets of aligners which are usually worn for two weeks each. Invisalign is a great way to get a better smile without the appearance of traditional braces.

There we go, it was that easy to have a better smile. Starting at just $75 a month for treatment, orthodontic treatment has never been easier to have. We hope to see you soon! If you have any additional questions about orthodontic treatment and how you can benefit from it today, don't hesitate to call us at 888.988.4066 or email us at info@familiadental.com! 

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