How frequent are my orthodontic appointments?
If you or your child are wearing traditional braces, we need to make appointments to see you every four weeks. Since braces work by gradually repositioning your teeth, they need to be adjusted and monitored periodically by Dr. Jesus Martinez to ensure progress.
Patients who are receiving treatment with clear aligners usually have appointments scheduled every 8 to 10 weeks.
Periodic follow-up appointments are necessary to ensure the success of your orthodontic treatment, and you need to show up for every appointment scheduled. Nobody wants to spend any longer than necessary in treatment. But if you are non-compliant and miss appointments, you risk extended treatment times that can result in additional expense and put your overall oral health at risk.
These appointments are also a good time to ask Dr. Martinez any questions you have as you progress through treatment. He is always more than happy to take time with you because he knows that patients who are informed and knowledgeable are likely to stay motivated.
If you are having orthodontic treatment, you owe it to yourself to commit to doing your part. This includes keeping appointments and following all Dr. Martinez instructions. He has been practicing dentistry for 27 years, so you can be confident that he has the expertise and experience necessary to provide treatment that will exceed your expectations.
Please call our Miami dental office to learn how orthodontics can improve your smile and your life.