Verifying the exact nature of the problem is a complex and precise process. If you decide to start orthodontic treatment at Dentistry For Kids, the next step is to take "records" of the teeth, face and jaws. The records appointment includes the following:
Plaster models that duplicate the teeth and surrounding structures are used to visualize the problems of tooth positions from all angles.
The position of the teeth has a significant influence on the posture and balance of the lips and face. The photos allow the orthodontist to consider the effects of various treatment options on facial esthetics.
Special x-rays are taken that allow the top and bottom jaws and facial bones to be studied.
Once all diagnostic materials are thoroughly evaluated, treatment goals are discussed and we can begin orthodontic treatment.