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3 Questions You Should Ask at Your Orthodontics Consultation

November 17, 2018
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim DDS
Orthodontics in Glendale CA

If you have spent most of your life wishing for a straighter smile, adult orthodontics can be a game-changer. Treatment is fast - in many cases faster than metal braces - so you can achieve your goals in less time and with less inconvenience than you thought possible.

Choosing the Appropriate Option

There are several types of adult orthodontics available today, and during your consultation is the time to ask questions and explore all your options. After you and your dentist decide which is right for you, there are several questions you should ask.

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Are you on a tight timeline and want to see the fastest results possible? Knowing the average length of treatment can help you decide which option is right for you. It also enables you to adjust your expectations accordingly.

What Foods Should I Avoid?

Some adult orthodontic treatments are fast but still rely on brackets and wires affixed to your teeth to produce results. Some foods to avoid, such as gummy candy and chewing gum are obvious. But there are other foods you should probably forgo during treatment, and your dentist will provide the guidance you need. 

How Should I Brush My Teeth?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential anytime and especially during orthodontic treatment. However, brushing and flossing around brackets and wires can be a real challenge, so ask your dentist or hygienist for tips for getting the most out of your efforts.

Consultations in Glendale CA

Dr. Lucio Kim is pleased to offer our patients the option of Inman Aligners or Power Prox Six Month Braces. Which we choose will depend on your needs and how fast you would like to achieve your goals.

Please call our office to arrange your Glendale orthodontics consultation today so we can get started!

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