Your visits to the office will be determined both by the treatment plan and the progress that is being made.
If you are being treated with clear aligners, your visits to the office will most likely be at eight to 12 week intervals. Your aligner treatment may be staged where the Clincheck requires additional procedures to be introduced into the aligner sequence. These procedures may include IPR, a change in attachments, or the start of elastics. The occasional visit is important to make sure the aligners are fitting as they should, indicating that treatment is proceeding according to the treatment prediction. An ill-fitting aligner may mean that treatment has to step back to a former stage to get back on track. Proceeding with ill-fitting aligners can actually send teeth in the wrong direction and make the remaining aligners incapable of obtaining the desired result.
Regular adjustments during treatment with metal or clear brackets will depend on the movement that needs to be accomplished. Your ties will be changed at every appointment and will give you the opportunity to change your colors. Appointments can range from four weeks to ten weeks with the average at six weeks. This will usually average at six appointments during a school year and eight during the calendar year.
Why is it important to keep regular appointments? The regular adjustment visit will involve wire changes, tie changes, and other important procedures that may be needed. In addition, this appointment will ensure that treatment is still heading in the correct direction, no unwanted movements are occurring, and allows Dr. Renick to make treatment decisions based on the progress of treatment. Treatment plans are flexible because biology varies from patient to patient and decisions to alter treatment may be required to continue moving toward the goal of a healthy, functional smile.
Call Renick Orthodontics today at 740-936-5003 to schedule your regular adjustment with our orthodontist in Sunbury, Ohio. We look forward to seeing you soon!