What happens at my First Visit?
This is a time
for Dr. Lee to listen to your patient concerns and to provide an orthodontic
examination. He will likely be able to indicate whether or not treatment
is needed and if needed, when the best time to start treatment would
be. Typical steps prior to beginning treatment include gathering orthodontic
records to provide specific information to tailor a specific treatment
Diagnostic orthodontic records usually comprise: a panoramic x-ray,
a cephalometric (head) x-ray, study models and digital photographs.
These diagnostic records collectively enable Dr. Lee to develop an appropriate
treatment plan specifically for you. Once all the diagnostic information
is collected and reviewed then Dr. Lee thoroughly goes over the entire
The Big Day
On the bonding visit
the appropriate orthodontic appliance will be placed during this extended
session. We usually go over the care and maintenance of the braces and
give you a care kit.
course of treatment, ranging from one to two years, you will come in
for your monthly adjustments. These appointments are usually short visits.
The Bigger Day
visit: once your treatment has been completed the braces will be removed
and final set of records will be made along with new molds to make retainers.
This is the final
phase of your treatment. Retainers will be custom made to ensure your
teeth will remain in their corrected position.