During the banding appointment, we will complete your initial diagnostic records with a digital impression using the iTero scanner, as well as take digital photos and x-rays. Dr. Milestone then carefully installs the brackets and wires, which usually takes around 30 minutes. Upon the completion of installation, all information is thoroughly reviewed with the parent or guardian as well as the patient, and any questions will be addressed. We will also provide a patient kit, which includes items for oral hygiene, instructional pamphlets, and important office information.
Similar to the banding appointment, we first complete your initial diagnostic records with a digital impression using the iTero scanner, as well as take digital photos and x-rays. Next, Dr. Milestone will make his diagnosis and input his prescription into the Invisalign Clinchek system. The Clinchek system then creates your custom treatment plan, and the information is sent to Invisalign to create the different sets of aligners to be utilized throughout your treatment.
Appointments are scheduled according to each patient’s needs. Most patients in braces will be seen every 4,6 or 8 weeks. If there are specific situations that require more frequent monitoring, we will schedule appointments accordingly. Invisalign patients will be seen every 6-8 weeks.
Length of Treatment
Treatment time obviously depends on each patient’s specific orthodontic problem. In general, treatment times range from 12 to 30 months. The “average” time frame a person is in braces is approximately 22 months.