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Rykiss Orthodontics

New Patients

Getting Started

Early Treatment

 

New Patient consultation (approx. 60 minutes)

Learn why the Canadian and American Associations of Orthodontists recommend an orthodontic consultation no later than 7 years of age.

Records appointment (approx. 30 minutes)

Orthodontic records including a digital scan or alginate impressions, x-rays and a wax bite. You choose colors for your retainers (neons, glow-in-the-dark, sparkles) and even a picture that we will build right inside your appliance. The retainers will be ready for pick up in 1-2 weeks.

Pick up your new appliances! (approx. 20 minutes)

We will provide you with a 'key' for expansion appliances and a retainer case (storage when not in the mouth). You will leave knowing how to wear, adjust, and clean your retainers.

Regular check every 6-10 weeks (approx. 10-20 minutes)

We will monitor your progress and check your retainers/appliances to ensure that they are comfortable and fitting well.

Your Early Treatment Plan is prescribed just for you. Some treatments include two different sets of upper and lower retainers. Some treatments include some bracing of the teeth either at the end or at the beginning. Early Treratment does not take the place of Full Treatment with braces or Invisalign / Incognito, however, approximately 80% of our patients do not proceed with a Full Treatment after Early Treatment. Our fees are adjusted for a second Phase of treatment following Phase One.  

 Braces

 

New patient consultation (approx. 60 minutes)  

Learn about the newest orthodontic technologies, and how braces can move your teeth to a healthy and beautiful smile. Our self-ligation system (3M Unitek) uses less force, and less friction which translates in to fewer and shorter appointments, shorter treatment time and enhanced comfort for you. You will take home a comprehensive package including your digital photographs, fees including payment options, insurance details and any other treatment specifics that will assist you with your treatment.

Records Appointment (approx. 30 minutes)

Orthodontic records including a digital scan and x-rays. These records will be studied by our orthodontists as they plan out your unique treatment and prepare for our next appointment which will be braces on.

Braces On! (approx. 60-90 minutes)

Braces will be bonded to your teeth (no needles, no drills). Your orthodontist will be explaining each step of this process. Once braces are on we will review all facets of caring for your braces including good oral hygiene and food tips while you are in braces.

Regular Visits every 8-12 weeks (approx. 30 minutes)

At each appointment Dr. Jared and Dr. Mark will make the necessary orthodontic adjustments, and monitor your progress. We are pleased to show you your original models or photographs and celebrate the wonderful changes to your bite and smile.

 Invisalign and Invisalign Teen™

 

New patient consultation (approx. 60 minutes)

 

records appointment (approx. 60 minutes)

Orthodontic records including a digital scan, x-rays, wax bite and treatment planning with the orthodontist. Down payment and contract will be done at this appointment. 

congratulations!

You pick up your first sets of aligners and get used to wearing them full time. See you in 4 weeks for possible attachments, and IPR (inter-proximal reduction or filing) if necessary. (Approx. 30 minutes)

Attachments appointment (approx. 20-60 minutes)

If attachments have been prescribed, they are usually bonded on the teeth at the 4th aligner. Attachments are temporary bumps on teeth that correspond to windows on aligners and they grab the aligners. Appointment length depends on how many attachments are needed. They are removed at the end of treatment and leave no trace on the tooth surface.

See you ever 6-12 weeks!

This will allow you to ensure that treatment is moving smoothly, pick up new aligners, to add or remove attachments or to provide IPR.

Please remember to wear your aligners all the time except when eating or cleaning and your treatment will stay beautifully on track!