How great would it be to avoid impressions of your teeth?
We are happy to announce that we can now provide a totally impression-less treatment at Kaplan Orthodontics, using the iTero Element scanner.
Lythos is the world’s most sophisticated intraoral digital scanner. The introduction of iTero Element scanning technology into our practice is the first step of the process that will eliminate uncomfortable and messy impressions from our practice.
iTero Element is designed to integrate easily into our practice’s workflow with digital impressions, which saves time for our patients.
We are excited to give you the best in orthodontic care and technology.
The Bonding and Archwire Placement Appointment
The the games begin!
Your braces are cemented in place at this appointment.
A light wire will be placed at this appointment to minimize pain and discomfort and allow the patient to adjust as comfortably as possible to his or her new appliances.
This appointment will last approximately 1.5 hours.
For children, we request that a parent is present towards the end of the appointment to receive instructions on how to care for braces or your new appliance. Foods to enjoy and avoid will also be reviewed as well as orthodontic first aid and a Q & A session for the patient and other family members.
The Adjustment Appointment
You will be seen on a regular basis for adjustment of appliances. usually between 4-10 weeks. These appointments vary from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.
We ask that you call us to notify our office of loose brackets or other appliances, as more time may be required to fix the problem than a regular adjustment appointment. Sometimes repairs may require a special extra visit.
The Debonding Appointment
Wahoo! braces are coming off.
This appointment lasts approximately 1 hour and is scheduled at designated appointment times in the early afternoon.
During this appointment, brackets are removed, fixed retainers may be placed and/or final removable retainer impressions are taken, teeth are polished and final photographs are taken.
We also take a little time to celebrate with you too!
We schedule retainer check appointments for the 12 months following debonding to ensure proper use and fit of retainers.
Should adjustments be needed or if the retainer is in need of repair, this appointment may require additional time. Please let us know in advance if any part of your retainer has been damaged.