Orthodontic treatment takes years and a lot of visits to your dentist. Depending on the condition of your teeth, it can take a short or very long time. But in the end, the perfectly aligned teeth and a beautiful smile are worth it all!
Orthodontic Treatment usually begins with multiple scans and X-rays, along with profile photography. The treatment is then discussed and started. They take impressions and do any extractions that are required. The braces are then installed through different procedures depending on the type of braces. They are treated and tightened over time until you get the desired results.
After getting braces, you typically visit the orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks for adjustments and check-ups to ensure your treatment progresses as planned.
Dentists are general oral health care providers, while orthodontists are specialists who focus on correcting misaligned teeth and jaws, often through braces or other orthodontic treatments.
Orthodontic Medicaid coverage varies by state and program. You can check with your state’s Medicaid office or contact local orthodontists who accept Medicaid to find providers in your area.
Yes, you can change orthodontists during treatment, but it’s advisable to discuss your decision with both your current orthodontist and the new one to ensure a smooth transition and proper continuity of care.