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  • What Should You Ask At Your Consultation

    orthodontic consultation

    You scheduled the consultation and today is the day you meet with Dr. Reagin for the exam and evaluation. We’ve talked about what happens at a consultation here, but are you wondering what questions you might want to ask?

    Dr. Reagin and his staff will cover these top five questions during your initial visit.

    Is there an orthodontic problem, and if so, what is it?

    What must be done to correct the problem?

    Will any teeth need to be removed?

    How long will the treatment take to complete?

    How much will the treatment cost?

    You may want to ask a few additional questions to put you or your child at ease about starting orthodontic treatment. Here are a few questions and answers that you may want to to talk to the team at Reagin Orthodontics about.

    How much discomfort? Everyone always wonders how much it will hurt and that is completely understandable! There is typically not a great deal of pain involved in orthodontic treatment, but there is discomfort. The team at Reagin Orthodontics will suggest ways to minimize discomfort including using wax, pain relievers such as Tylenol and Advil,  and more found here.

    How do I brush? It is very important that you brush after each time you have a snack or meal. It is very easy for food to get trapped around braces. Dr. Reagin will show you how to brush and floss with your braces. There are even special brushes and flossers to help.

    How often do adjustments happen?  While it is difficult to say exactly, visits typically happen every 4-8 weeks.

    Are there foods I should avoid during treatment? Yes there are some foods that are better left alone until after you have completed your orthodontic treatment. These include sticky foods, hard raw vegetables and chewing ice. Once you have begun your treatment plan, we will go over this with you in more detail.

    Will my speech change?  Some patients experience a little bit of change to their speech when they first receive braces, but this is typically gone as soon as they adjust to having braces. Which is much quicker than you think it will be!

    We look forward to seeing you at your consultation and will be happy to answer any questions you have!