Office Visits

Two phase orthodontics can prepare young children for braces later

At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, our goal is to give you the healthy, spectacular smile you’ve always wanted. We understand choosing to receive orthodontic care is an important decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic experience with us is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology and offers a variety of safe, gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

Where Do You Start?

Before you get braces or Invisalign, you will come in for a free initial exam, where you will have the opportunity to meet our team and learn more about your options. Our orthodontic specialist will assess the condition of your teeth and bite alignment, review previous dental records with you, and perhaps take x-rays of your teeth.

Then we will design a specialized treatment plan based on your examination, and you can have your braces placed that same day if you choose. (We can also start the process for Invisalign the same day, but it will take a few days for your aligners to arrive at our office.)

How Many Office Visits Are Required?

During treatment, you will be required to come in for regular follow-up appointments. Our braces patients come in every eight to ten weeks, and our Invisalign patients are seen every two to four months. These appointments allow our orthodontist to check your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Regular Dental Visits Are Still Required

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist for dental cleanings and routine checkups during your orthodontic treatment. Our recommendation is to get your teeth cleaned every four months instead of every six months while you have braces. The extra cleaning each year will help your gums and teeth stay healthy during your treatment.