Your First Orthodontist Visit
We’re ready to welcome you into our practice! Our objective is to make sure your visits with us will be pleasant and informative.
Your initial appointment will consist of:
- A panoramic digital image
- A series of photos
- A comprehensive examination
- Dr. Tendler will discuss any potential treatment options.
This important visit will address the orthodontic needs of you or your child. Please contact our office at Tendler Orthodontics Phone Number 561-826-7955 if you have any questions.
Please assist us by providing the following information prior to your first visit:
- Panoramic dental radiograph(s) that may be on file at another office.
- Dental insurance. This will save time and allow us to have financial information prepared for your visit.
- Completed online or printed Patient Registration forms.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern.
Broken Appointments: If for some reason you cannot make it to your appointment, please contact our office at Tendler Orthodontics Phone Number 561-826-7955.
Diagnostic Records & Treatment Planning
If it is determined that orthodontic treatment is indicated and you are ready to go forward, you or your child will be scheduled for diagnostic records. These records usually consist of digital study models, diagnostic photographs, and orthodontic digital images. Once these orthodontic records have been obtained, Dr. Tendler will review them and determine a specific treatment plan for your orthodontic needs.
Periodic visits (or progress check-ins) 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 dental 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 used to hold your teeth in their new positions. Retention is a very important part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected.
Length of Treatment
Braces may be on between 12 to 24 months depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation and the degree of movement needed.
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.
Your family dentist should also schedule cleaning and cavity checkup visits during your orthodontic care. We would like to reinforce the need to keep your regular visits with your family dentist because we are only an aid to your family dentist and not a replacement.
Please contact our office at Tendler Orthodontics Phone Number 561-826-7955 if you have any questions.