Successful orthodontic treatment requires several factors to be accomplished in a predictable amount of time. The patient and orthodontic team must work together to accomplish our mutual goal of a great smile and proper bite. We hope you have chosen ChapmanSmiles for our fantastic care delivery, short treatment times, great results, and of course the cookies! The Team at ChapmanSmiles has over 150 combined years of orthodontic experience. We love to share this experience to help you have a successful orthodontic result in a minimal amount of time and effort.
We have found that there are four main aspects of treatment that are important for you to understand and commit to:
- Keep your appointments
- Brush and floss your teeth and gums well
- Wear your elastics as prescribed
- Avoid eating that stuff on the “The Food List”
I’ll discuss appointments at this time. I have carefully set up your appointment intervals to maximize the performance of your orthodontic appliance and minimize your trips to the office. Be sure not to miss your appointments. If you miss your scheduled orthodontic adjustment appointments, your treatment may/will run overtime. If you need to reschedule, our scheduling coordinator will do her best to get you in as soon as possible. You may have to forego that after school appointment to be seen sooner, as our schedule is set on 8-10 week intervals. It’s kind of like a Merry-go- round: If you get off, you will need to wait a rotation to get back on where you got off.
Look for our next blog – Brush and Floss you teeth Gums Well EVERYDAY