Dr. Jamsheed uses orthodontic consultations to determine what course of action is needed to treat misalignment and overcrowding of the teeth. In most cases, x-rays are taken, and sometimes digital photos and 3D mapping. These special images help the dentist see exactly what is going on inside a person’s mouth and jawbone. This ensures that the best treatment is provided.
When the patient is getting braces, digital x-rays will be taken. A soft, plastic cheek retractor is placed in the patient’s mouth to get a clear image of the teeth. Orthodontists suggest that children get a consultation once they turn seven, although they may not need treatment right away or at all. Adults can also get a consultation to correct issues that were not addressed earlier.