What Happens Next?
After your Final Consultation, our Scheduling Coordinator will schedule the appropriate appointments in order to begin orthodontic treatment in our office.
Placing your braces generally takes 1-2 hours. Our team will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during this appointment. Oral hygiene instructions and expectations will be thoroughly reviewed at this visit.
Due to the time required to place the braces, this appointment will likely be scheduled during work or school hours. Parents are welcome to stay in the office for the duration of their child’s appointment but are free to run errands if desired.
To ensure the success of your orthodontic treatment, it is necessary that Drs. Redigonda and Anderson see you at regular intervals. These adjustment appointments are usually 20 minutes in length and will be scheduled every 4-8 weeks, depending on the orthodontic mechanics and tooth movements required.
We respect our patients’ busy lives, school, and work schedules. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule for these adjustment appointments during non-school or non-work hours. However, at times, it may be necessary to schedule these appointments during the day.
Taking Braces Off — Debonding Appointments
This is the most exciting part of orthodontic treatment! We enjoy the look on our patient’s faces once they see their beautiful new smile. These two visits (one visit to take a digital scan in order to fabricate your retainers, and one visit to remove the braces 2 weeks later) are scheduled during the day. Your retainers will help maintain your new amazing smile!
It is very important that you not miss your regular appointments and that you arrive on time for your visits. We take pride in our ability to respect our patients’ and parents’ busy lives, we strive to be on time for all scheduled appointments. We understand that “things happen” and when they do, please give us the courtesy of a phone call and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
If you need to check on your appointment time, you can login on our website in the “Patient Login” section. You can also call the office. We will send appointment reminders via telephone, email, or text messaging, a few weeks and a few days prior to your upcoming appointment.
Visiting your dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your general dentist on a regular basis for dental cleanings and routine dental check ups (we recommend every 6 months for children/adolescents, and every 3 months for adults) . If additional dental work is required, we will be happy to coordinate this with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.