Many people feel some sort of anxiety or fear when visiting the orthodontist, which often leads to a “get in and get out” mentality during appointments. This rush and lack of communication with your orthodontist can actually be detrimental to your long-term oral health.
You may not realize it, but your orthodontist would love for you to ask more questions, whether it relates to a specific treatment or is just a general curiosity regarding oral care.
Asking questions and speaking frankly with your orthodontist can not only ease your own anxiety but also catch potential issues before they become serious problems.
What questions should I ask my orthodontist
If you are thinking of getting braces but you’re not sure which questions to ask your orthodontist:
Learn About Their Background
Don’t be afraid to ask your orthodontist about his or her educational background. Orthodontists require three years of additional specialty training once they graduate from a four-year dental school.
Discuss Treatment Options & Expected Results
You need to ask what are the pros and cons of each treatment, this helps you determine which treatment will be most conducive to your goals and lifestyle.
You can ask your orthodontist “how long will braces take?” Braces work by putting constant pressure on your teeth and each patient is different. Depending on your treatment plan it can take 6-30 months and on average about 2 years.
How Much Do Braces Cost
How much do braces cost? And how much does Invisalign cost? Orthodontist treatment depends on your individual treatment. Typically, the more complex or severe your case, the more it will cost.
Many patients will ask their general physician about lifestyle changes to improve health, yet fail to ask their orthodontist the same question. Remember that your oral health is directly linked to your overall health.
Contact Your Pretoria Orthodontist Today!
If you’re looking for orthodontics in Pretoria, we encourage you to get in touch with us. If you have any questions or comments about our practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you as much as possible!