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What what is done at an orthodontic second appointment?

6 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Review: Typically the 1st appt is "record taking" (assuming you've already met/consulted with the orthodontist) and the 2nd appt is a consultation/review of findings and treatment planning.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
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Dr. Deborah Sappington
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Start: In our office, the first appointment is the consultation, and the second appointment is when records are taken (molds, photographs and any radiographs not taken at the first visit), the braces are placed, and all instructions for proper hygiene and appliance care are given. So you are officially an orthodontic patient at the second visit. Best wishes to you!
Dr. William Dabney
Orthodontics 41 years experience
Ortho: Oral hygiene is checked. Old alastics are removed and replaced. Sometimes a new wire is placed. Much easier than the first appointment. You may want to take some pain meds before going in for the adjustment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Depends: Orthodontics is not a commodity, it's a highly specialized individualized service. 1st appt, 2nd appt, 14th appt, 33rd appt, will vary according to the individualized treatment protocol in your orthodontist's office and your individual treatment requirements.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 28 years experience
Braces: depends greatly on your case, but typically we will band and bond all the braces at this second appointment

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