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Orthodontic Consultation Specialist

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Orthodontic Consultation services offered in Corona, CA

If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, consider an orthodontic consultation. After an oral exam and a discussion of your goals, you can take steps to improve your smile and enhance your dental health. At iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, experienced orthodontist Brandon Hoang, DMD, and the team provide orthodontic consultations to people ages four and older. To make an appointment for yourself or your child, call the office in Corona, California, or request an appointment online today.

What is an orthodontic consultation?

An orthodontic consultation presents an opportunity to get acquainted with your iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics provider. During a consultation, your provider asks what you like and dislike about your smile, conducts an orthodontic exam, and takes a series of 3D X-rays.

Your provider uses the results of these tests to diagnose misalignments and help guide orthodontic treatment.

What happens during an orthodontic consultation?

At iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, an orthodontic consultation begins with a review of your dental records and a discussion of your goals. Your orthodontist also asks several questions, including if you use tobacco or drink alcohol, if you experience jaw or tooth pain, and if you brush and floss daily.

Next, your orthodontist conducts an oral exam. Then, they order a series of 3D X-rays to take a closer look at your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone. After, your provider uses the X-rays to develop an orthodontic treatment plan.

What else will I learn at an orthodontic consultation?

After an orthodontic consultation at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, you’ll:

  • Receive an official diagnosis
  • Understand the different options to treat the issue
  • Have a customized orthodontic treatment plan
  • Know the estimated length of orthodontic treatment
  • Know if you need to have extractions

The team also provides an estimate for the cost of care.

Is an orthodontic consultation covered by dental insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover orthodontic consultations, but every policy is different. If you have questions, contact your dental insurance provider before scheduling an appointment with the team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics.

How do I prepare for an orthodontic consultation?

To get the most from your orthodontic consultation, it’s vital to prepare in advance. The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics recommends bringing the following items:

  • Dental insurance information
  • Any questions you have
  • Results from any recent or relevant oral tests
  • Information about any bite or alignment issues you’ve been diagnosed with

Before making recommendations for treatment, your provider reviews the materials and answers your questions.

Do orthodontists coordinate care with dentists?

Yes. The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics regularly coordinates orthodontic care with dentists in the area. After your initial consultation, your orthodontist shares your X-rays and treatment plan with your dentist. Your dentist and orthodontist work together to ensure your teeth, gums, and mouth stay healthy.

To request an orthodontic consultation at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, call the office or request an appointment online today.

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