Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

Questions Everyone Should Ask Their Orthodontist
Posted on 11/18/2019

Whether you're a teenager getting braces for the first time or an adult looking to revitalize your life with a new smile, orthodontic treatment is a way to reinvent your appearance and achieve a whole new level of confidence and happiness. But for the best results, it's important for patients to stay engaged throughout the treatment process and take a proactive approach to their treatment. At Lindsey Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients throughout Locust Grove, and Griffin, GA achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through orthodontics. We've compiled some of the most important questions that every patient should ask their orthodontist. 

Top Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

Getting ready to achieve a new smile with braces or Invisalign? We're excited for you – but it's important to do your due diligence as a patient. That's why we've compiled a list of some of the most helpful questions you can ask your Griffin orthodontist to fully understand your options and make the most out of your orthodontic treatment:

  • What is my orthodontic condition: It's important for patients to understand their orthodontic condition, so make sure to ask your orthodontist to explain your malocclusion and the functional impact it has on your teeth. 
  • Is treatment necessary or elective: Most people will need orthodontic treatment at some point, but some conditions may be purely cosmetic. Ask your orthodontist if treatment is necessary for your health or only for aesthetic reasons. 
  • What are my treatment options: braces are still the most popular orthodontic treatment on the market, but they're far from the only one. Ask your doctor about the options available to you and which they think is ideal for your situation. 
  • How often will I need to have appointments: Orthodontic check-up appointments are critical during treatment. Most patients will need check-ups about every 6 weeks, but you should talk to your orthodontist to determine the ideal frequency.
  • What lifestyle changes will I have to make: Every orthodontic treatment is different, but they all require some degree of change to your lifestyle. Talk with your orthodontist about what to expect and what kinds of changes you'll need to make in your lifestyle to accommodate the treatment process. 

Schedule a Consultation with Lindsey Orthodontics Today!

Whether you straighten your teeth with metal braces, Invisalign, or anything in between, it's important to keep clear communication with your orthodontist and fully understand your treatment process – and that's where questions like these can help. Ready to see how orthodontic treatment can revitalize your life? Take the first step towards a beautiful new smile. Request a consultation using our easy online form today!