Treatment PlanPhiladelphia, PA
EXPRESS TREATMENT IN PHILIDELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Aces Braces in Philadelphia, Pennsylivania, has an express treatment plan that is available after consultation on certain cases. This plan qualifies you for a complete and comprehensive orthodontic treatment in just six months.
Dr. Peterson will let you know whether you qualify for this treatment after your evaluation, and it means that you would be visiting her more often but for shorter periods. She would likely see you every two weeks.
Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic, and produce beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions, which enable our practice to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary.
Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our offices. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- Any x-rays (if applicable)
- A list of medications you are presently taking
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- Completed online or printed patient registration forms.
Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 4 to 6 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this time, you will need to keep appointments, follow instructions, eat nutritiously and practice good oral hygiene. Also continue to visit your dentist regularly.
Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. The retention period is an important part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected!
LENGTH OF TREATMENT
Braces may be on between 18 months to 36 months or longer depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation and the degree of movement possible.
Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make certain that all cavities have been treated and the health of your gums and underlying bone are free of periodontal disease.
The offices are open Monday and Wednesday from 11a.m. until 7 p.m. and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. To schedule your appointment as promptly as possible call any day 9am to 7pm. We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your wait time, so your punctuality is greatly appreciated. Once you make your appointment, we ask that you call at least 24 hours ahead of time to reschedule.
Due to the fact Dr. Peterson provides many types of orthodontic services, circumstances and severity may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergencies may also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding.
Please call the office with any questions or to schedule an appointment. (215) 240-8243
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