Before braces are placed, patients must visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary fillings. Patients should visit the dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning. Good oral hygiene is essential to your orthodontic treatment. You can make an appointment with our hygienist for a cleaning during one of your regularly scheduled adjustments. All wires and elastics will be removed and then replaced after the cleaning is completed. Before each orthodontic appointment, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth and bring the toothbrush kit they will receive on the day their braces are placed.
At Dr. Costanza’s offices in Danvers and Revere, your appointments are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Our staff makes every effort to accommodate each patient’s schedule. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment.
Orthodontic Treatment Time
Orthodontic treatment time may last from 18 to 30 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled from 4 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper oral hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.
Written correspondence is given to our patients during most appointments. If a parent is not present during an appointment, and correspondence is given, these documents will be entrusted with the patient. Our patients may contact us at any time with any questions or concerns.