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What Should You Ask Your Champaign, IL Orthodontist?

What Should You Ask Your Champaign I L OrthodontistMeeting with your Champaign, IL orthodontist for a braces consultation provides important information for the patient before the braces or orthodontic treatment begin. When you meet with your orthodontist in Champaign, it’s helpful to have a list of questions. Essential questions to ask during a braces consultation at our orthodontic office helps you learn what to expect from the treatment and how to prepare.

  1. What are my options?

As soon as you know what your goal for your teeth and smile is, your orthodontist can offer the best options to help achieve that goal, whether it may be traditional braces or Invisalign, an alternative orthodontic treatment for teens and adults.

  1. How long will I wear braces? How many visits to your orthodontics office will it take?

Every orthodontic treatment is customized to the individual patient and no two people are the same. Your Champaign orthodontist will discuss and explain not only the treatment procedure but the timeline for each stage as well.

  1. Will wearing braces hurt?

It’s very important to let your orthodontist know if you’re feeling nervous or even scared about having braces put on — and these feelings are normal. Ask if you should expect any level of discomfort when having braces put on and while wearing your orthodontics. Your orthodontist in Champaign, Illinois will be upfront and explain what may feel uncomfortable and when as well as how to ease that discomfort.

  1. Are there foods I can’t eat?

Wearing braces can mean a few lifestyle changes including certain foods that may need to be avoided. Ask your orthodontist for a complete list of foods to avoid. Often these include things like caramel, taffy, and hard candies.

  1. Do I have to brush or floss a special way when wearing braces?

Proper dental care, including brushing and flossing is key when wearing braces. Have your orthodontist explain the correct procedure and be sure to follow it.

The initial consultation with an orthodontist provides valuable information and can ease many worries about the orthodontic treatment. Call to schedule your first braces consultation today and get started on the road to beautiful and healthy smile.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our orthodontics office in Champaign, IL would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


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