Before braces are placed, patients must visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary dental fillings. Patients should visit the dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning to ensure proper dental hygiene.
Your orthodontic 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 to 48 hour notice is required to cancel an orthodontic appointment.
Treatment may last from 18 to 30 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled from 4 to 8 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper dental hygiene and taking care of your braces allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment on time.
We encourage parent participation in the orthodontic process. Dr. Harbour welcomes input and is happy to discuss treatment at each orthodontic appointment. If you are unable to attend, you may simply call the office and a knowledgeable staff member can discuss your patients progress.