Welcome to our practice!
Before your first visit, please print and complete the New Patient Forms (pdf) and bring them with you to your appointment. Thanks!
During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Morgan will examine the teeth and bite which will allow her to diagnose any problems. Any concerns regarding the teeth and bite will be discussed with you and your family. If treatment is needed, she will discuss treatment options and estimated treatment times; the treatment coordinator will discuss flexible financing and scheduling options with you. Handouts of the findings and options are provided so that you may review them and make an informed decision about your treatment at your convenience.
When Treatment BeginsWhen ready to begin orthodontic treatment, initial records are taken. Records include radiographs, photographs, and impressions for study models. Your general dentist may be contacted to help in providing you with the best dental care possible.
Life With BracesFollowing is a review of the instructions provided during your bracket placement appointment.
Eating with BracesYou are able to eat almost anything during orthodontic treatment due to advancements in the materials used to bond (glue) the brackets to the teeth. You are cautioned about:
- Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots, ribs –these should be cut off the cob or rib or cut into bite size pieces and chewed with the back teeth
- Hard foods: ice, unpopped popcorn kernels, nuts, candy, etc.
- Sticky foods: caramels, taffy, etc.
- Chewing on hard things (pens, pencils, fingernails)