Four Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

When visiting an orthodontist for the first time, you’re sure to have a few questions. Knowing the right questions to ask is beneficial to both you and your orthodontist. This is because questions open a window for the orthodontist to explain matters that need clarification for your specific case and lifestyle. At the end of the day, we want to help give you a full understanding of your treatment, and what is expected of you!

If you live in Alliston and plan on visiting an orthodontist soon, our team at Alliston Orthodontics & Oral Surgery is happy to welcome you into our office! Our team, along with Dr. David Shapiro, have put together our top four questions that you should ask during your orthodontic consultation.


What Are My Treatment Options?

Before you embark on your smile journey, you might want to see what your potential results will look like. During your consultation, ask to see examples of successful, similar cases. At Alliston Orthodontics and Oral Surgery, you will get to see some before and after photos of our previous patients.

It’s important to remember that each patient is different, and what worked for someone else might not work for you. The photos should only act to help you envision yourself after treatment. Seeing previous patient photos will surely make you excited about the treatment!


How Long Will Treatment Take? 

Knowing the timeline of your treatment will help mentally prepare you for what’s to come. Most orthodontic treatment plans take around two years, but this depends on your specific needs. Our team will give you a rough estimate of your treatment timeline during your orthodontic consultation.


What Are The Lifestyle Changes? 

Some orthodontic appliances will require slight lifestyle changes. This includes what you eat, and your oral hygiene routine. The doctors at Alliston Orthodontics and Oral Surgery will guide you on what foods to avoid and how to properly clean your appliance.


Visit An Orthodontist In Alliston! 

 If you’re wondering how braces or Invisalign could benefit your oral health, please fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation! If you have immediate questions or inquiries, call or text us at (705) 435-1315. We look forward to seeing you soon!