While most orthodontic patients will wear braces around the ages of 10 and 13, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children as young as age 7 be scheduled for a preliminary examination to assess the potential need for orthodontic treatment. If there is no immediate need for treatment, a follow-up visit is arranged for further observation. If treatment is recommended, a diagnostic records appointment is scheduled. Our staff is available to discuss insurance matters, interest-free payment plans, and other payment options.
During the diagnostic records appointment, impressions of the patient’s teeth will be taken to create a digital study model using computerized imaging. Facial and intraoral (inside the mouth) photographs are taken, along with cephalometric (head) and panoramic (full-mouth) x-ray images. Our office utilizes state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology to get a full and precise scan of your oral and maxillofacial structures. This advanced imaging tool typically takes less than a minute to complete and reduces the level of radiation exposure in comparison to traditional x-ray machines.
Parents or guardians are requested to join the patient for the records appointment. During the visit, our highly-trained staff will review the treatment plan with you, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding treatment or insurance.
8 Things to Know
Choosing an experienced, qualified orthodontist is one of the most important steps you’ll make when it comes to successfully addressing orthodontic concerns. Our team at Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists have put together a helpful guide with eight of the most crucial factors to consider during your search. Our 8 Things to Know list includes information on the differences between an orthodontist and a general dentist, whether you need a referral to see an orthodontist, the types of credentials to look for, and more.
Cuozzo Orthodontics is happy to answer any questions you may have at any time. On our Video FAQs page, you’ll find helpful videos that address some of the more frequently asked questions we receive, as well as some helpful information about our practice.
Common Orthodontic Conditions
There is a range of orthodontic conditions that can affect both children and adults alike, and many of them are quite common. Teeth crowding, excessive spacing and misalignment, overbite and underbite issues, and missing lateral incisors are just a few of the conditions that are most prevalent. Click the link below to find more details on these orthodontic concerns and the treatment options available at our practice that can effectively address them.
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