What Happens During An Orthodontic Exam?
In order to determine your specific needs, the dentist will completely evaluate your mouth. This will likely include:
- Impressions of your teeth, from which models are made (these are useful for your dentist, and will remind you exactly how your teeth looked before correction).
- Photographs of your teeth, face, and smile
- X-rays of your head and teeth
- Your medical health history and dental health history
Your orthodontist will then carefully evaluate your specific needs and provide you with a treatment plan for correction. Following the recommended plan is important for proper correction.