Orthodontic Treatment > Treatment

Getting Started

Before braces are placed, patients should visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary dental work. Patients can then schedule a consultation with Dr. Gordy to discuss the need for braces and possible orthodontic treatments.

Convenient Appointments

Your orthodontic appointments are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Our staff makes every effort to accommodate each patient’s schedule. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, 48 hour notice is requested to cancel an appointment.

Before each orthodontic appointment patients are encouraged to brush their teeth with water. Toothpaste can interfere with the bonding process, so it is recommended not to use toothpaste on the day you have an orthodontic appointment. (It is fine to use toothpaste at any other time.) Toothbrushes are provided in the office for your convenience.

Treatment Time

Treatment may last from 18 to 36 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. The average orthodontic patient is in treatment from 18-24 months. Appointments are typically scheduled from 1 to 3 month intervals. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper oral hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.