Becoming a Patient
Step 2: Orthodontic Records
After your consult, the next step is typically a 30 minute records appointment. At this appointment, any missing or inadequate photos and radiographs are updated. Additionally, a 3D scan of your teeth and bite are acquired using our digital scanner. This digital copy of your teeth will be used both as a record of how your teeth were before treatment, and as a template for fabrication of any appliances you may need during treatment. Alternatively, if you are being treated with Invisalign, your 3D scan is also used for planning and fabrication of the series of aligners to be used to straighten your teeth.
After your 3D scan is uploaded, spacers are placed around teeth that will require molar bands during treatment. If spacers are not necessary, braces will be placed the same day as your records appointment. If spacers are required, you will return 1-2 weeks following your records for the placement of your molar bands along with your braces.
An in-person consult will give you an opportunity to discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Moody, as well as tour our state-of-the-art office. At your consult, Dr. Moody will review your medical and dental histories and examine your teeth. He will then recommend a treatment type, explain the treatment plan, and provide an estimated treatment length. During the visit we will also review all financial info, insurance coverages, and provide flexible payment plans. If desired, most patients can start treatment the same day.