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Orthodontics

What to do before an orthodontic checkup?

By July 21, 2017 January 15th, 2020 No Comments

 Dr. Rishi Kothari and the team at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics are sensitive to a patient’s apprehension before an orthodontic check-up in Pleasantville NY They know that a consistently conscientious program of check-ups throughout the course of treatment is key to a successful treatment outcome. Dr. Rishi Kothari and the team at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics create an atmosphere where the patient looks forward to their appointments.

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Before You Go

• If you are a new orthodontic patient, bringing a complete set of dental records from your dentist will help Dr. Rishi Kothari diagnosis the issue and 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 Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics.

• If you’re already a patient of Dr. Rishi Kothari, 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, angling the bristles up and down into the corners where they’re adhered.

• Use a fluoride mouthwash to rinse after brushing, and swish it around to clear food debris from in between.

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. Rishi Kothari will be able to observe the treatment progress and make any needed adjustments to keep the treatment on goal and on schedule.

Your orthodontist 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.

Dr. Rishi Kothari and the orthodontic professionals at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics near the Pleasantville NY area know that treatment outcomes depend a lot on the treatment conditions. A clean mouth clear of food debris is important for the health and longevity of your newly realigned teeth.

Dr. Kothari and the team at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Hawthorne NY, 10591 zip code area, Pleasantville NY, Tarrytown NY, Sleepy Hollow NY and Briarcliff NY or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kothari contact Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics at: (914) 332-0900

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