Dr. Scramstad and the professional team at Align Ortho in Kelowna want you to know that your first orthodontic appointment will be a breeze! Our team will ensure you are completely comfortable and answer any questions you may have. Comprehensive X-Rays and an oral exam will be conducted in order to determine which course of treatment will give you the best results. From traditional braces to clear brackets and Invisalign, our office is dedicated to the success of your smile and the health and well being of your mouth. We will help you get to know the office and our policies and welcome you to our extended family!
Our team will take impressions with special dental materials that set extremely fast around your teeth. We apply the product and have you bite down like normal before removing the impression material. Next, we send your dental impressions to the lab and a mould will be cast. This can be an interesting keepsake as part of your before and after. Impressions will be taken again when treatment is complete to ensure your bite is correctly aligned.
Once we have a clear picture of your oral health including teeth and jaw alignment; we will sit down and discuss your personal options. The type treatment you choose will directly influence how long you will be under orthodontic care and how much everything will cost. We are happy to explain the pros and cons of every method and recommend your best option. We will discuss the oral health requirements of each treatment to help you determine which method will blend into your lifestyle the best and what your oral health responsibilities will be.
We rely on the latest 3D software to provide a series of clear, custom aligning trays that are worn for approximately 2 weeks at a time. Our innovative computer software can show you a visual journey and approximate timeline of how we will transform your smile. Knowing what to expect and how your orthodontic treatment works can make it even more fun and exciting when it comes to monitoring your progress.
Typically, our Align Ortho clients visit monthly to have appliance adjustments and wire tightening on their braces during Phase I Treatment. The appointment takes approximately a half an hour and clients visit once every three to six weeks on average. We monitor and record your progress at each visit to ensure we are on track with your individualized treatment plan. We ensure each of our clients has excellent cleaning supplies and the education needed for adequate cleaning and care. It is great to see how fast your mouth responds to treatment! Regular follow up appointments are excellent for discussing any questions or concerns; however, feel free to call us anytime. Book your ortho consultation today. Remember, it is never too early or too late to investigate improving your smile and your oral health.
Some soreness is common when dealing with the newness of braces. There is definitely a normal adjustment period as with any new endeavour. Your tongue, lips and cheeks are getting used to the new apparatus in your mouth and this will initially feel foreign and strange. While you may have taken the smooth surface of your teeth for granted previously, we promise it won’t be long before you are used of the metallic bumps and defined edges. Even though Invisalign is a smoother option pressure is exerted on your teeth and jaw to move your teeth into their new positions; therefore, some soreness is common within the first few days of any orthodontic adjustment.