Congratulations on making your beautiful smile and excellent dental health a priority! If you’ve never been to our orthodontic practice before, you’re likely curious about what to expect during your initial orthodontic visit and how your appointments will change over time. We’ve provided the information below to help you determine what to expect when you choose orthodontic treatment at BB Braces Braces!
The first meeting will take about 30 minutes and consists of a free examination and a discussion of the best treatments plan for your needs, as well as affordable orthodontic financial options to make your treatment as affordable as possible.
Additionally, during this initial orthodontic visit, we will learn about your goals and concerns, take photographs of your teeth and make an appointment to complete your records and prepare for treatment if you choose to move forward with orthodontic care. You are encouraged at all times to share any questions you may have with our experienced orthodontists!
After your initial orthodontic visit is complete, we will schedule a second meeting that will take approximately one hour. This meeting is sometimes fitted in immediately following your first appointment, if we have the availability.
During this appointment, we address any questions you may have before you sign our Terms of Service, provide a health history, and complete various consent forms and releases. We will also take additional photographs and make impressions of your teeth.
The third meeting will take approximately one and a half hours. During this “bonding appointment,” your braces will be fitted and you will be given care instructions and cleaning supplies.
After your initial orthodontic visit, as well as your second and third visits, are complete, you will need to visit us for about 45 minutes approximately every four (4) weeks. This will allow us to check and adjust your braces. If you need an emergency appointment due to an accident or injury, we will fit you in the same day, if possible.
When your teeth have been repositioned according to plan, we will remove the brackets, polish the teeth, and we will do the molds for your retainers to keep your teeth in place. This appointment will take approximately one and a half hours.
This is your final “bite check” and photo-shoot! During this appointment, we will deliver your retainers and will discuss maintenance of your new smile, as well as proper retainer use and care.
There are many factors that determine how long you will wear braces! During your initial orthodontic visit, your orthodontist will discuss these factors with you and will give you an estimate of your unique treatment time; however, this is only an estimate.
Ideally, we like to plan a 24-month treatment time, from beginning to end; however, you should recognize that this may take less or more time, depending on your needs. Please keep in mind that at BB Braces Braces, you pay one flat fee, regardless of time-of-treatment, our goal is to make you happy, whatever time it takes!
Questions about orthodontic initial visits? Schedule a free initial consultation at one of our locations in Georgia, including Acworth, Hiram, Covington, Marietta, Alpharetta, Suwanee, and McDonough – our team is waiting to speak to you about the best treatment plan possible!