Orthodontics is not just about making sure your teeth look straight. Having misalignments in your dental structure can cause the teeth to wear down unevenly, or at an accelerated rate. If your general dentist notices extra wear on your teeth, you may want to schedule an appointment with someone who has extensive experience with orthodontics, like Hoboken dentist Dr. Frank DePaola.
If you decide to see whether orthodontics is right for you, the first step will be an evaluation of your teeth, smile, and bite. You will meet with Dr. Frank, who will examine your teeth and look at your dental records.
Depending on your case, Dr. Frank may order:
- Photographs of your smile
- Intraoral photographs of your teeth
- X-rays of your teeth from the front (panoramic) and side (cephalometric)
- An impression of your teeth to turn into a 3D model
These tools will let Dr. Frank know which orthodontic procedures would be most helpful in your case. After discussing potential options with you, he will create an orthodontic treatment plan designed to correct your alignment issues over a certain period of time. The length of time will depend on how severe your issues are, and how many different procedures are required to correct them.
If you want to protect your long-term dental health while improving your smile, then call 201-792-9400 to schedule an orthodontics appointment with Frank R. DePaola & Associates today! We serve Hoboken and the surrounding area.