What to do before an orthodontic checkup?

Dr. Ingrid Barillas, Dr. Rodolfo Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York are sensitive to a patient’s apprehension before an orthodontic check-up in NYC. They know that a consistently conscientious program of check-ups throughout the course of treatment is key to a successful outcome. Dr. Barillas, Dr. Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York create an atmosphere where the patient looks forward to their appointments as your orthodontist in NYC.

Before You Go

If you are a new orthodontic patient in NYC, bringing a complete set of dental records from your dentist will help Dr. Barillas and Dr. Sanchez diagnosis the issue, as well as plan a course of treatment.

Brushing and flossing your teeth before your check-up is a no-brainer. A clean mouth, clear of food debris and odors, is putting your best foot forward, so to speak, when visiting the team at Dental Specialists of New York.

If you’re already a patient of Dr. Barillas and Dr. Sanchez, and you have been fitted for your braces, remember to keep them clean especially before an appointment. Floss picks or a Waterpik are effective at keeping the spaces between your braces and your teeth clean and clear.

When brushing, pay attention to the areas above and below the brackets. Align the bristles up and down into the corners where they’re adhered.

Use a fluoride mouthwash to rinse after brushing. Swish it around to clear food debris.

Your Appointment

For your first appointment or initial consultation, arrive about ten or fifteen minutes early. Sign in, get acquainted with the staff, and update any information necessary (insurance, contact info, etc.). Tell the doctor of any discomfort, sensitivity, or issues with your overall health during your visit.

For repeat visits, tell the doctor of any change or unusual occurrence with your braces. Dr. Barillas and Dr. Sanchez will be able to observe the treatment progress and make any needed adjustments to keep the treatment on schedule.

Your orthodontist in NYC is your health care professional, just like your dentist or physician. They are here to help keep you healthy. Keeping your orthodontic appliances clean and clear of food debris and bad breath odors helps your orthodontist help you achieve the best possible treatment outcome. The professional team at Dental Specialists of New York are here for your every orthodontic need!

Dr. Ingrid Barillas, Dr. Rodolfo Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York are expert orthodontists. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or an orthodontist in NYC, Upper East Side, 10155 zip code area, Midtown East NYC, Sunset Park NY, Park Slope NY, Midtown Manhattan NYC, or would like to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Barillas or Dr. Sanchez, contact Dental Specialists of New York at: (212) 661-2192.

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150 East 58th Street A & D Building Annex, 10th Floor New York, NY 10155 (212) 661-2192

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476 48th Street 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11220 (718) 439-2822

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