During an orthodontics assessment, our dentist examines the patient to check for problems with their bite or the placement of the upper and lower jaws. We’ll also assess how spaced out the teeth are along the jaws.
How does it work?
We take a panoramic x-ray to check if you have impacted or missing teeth. We also check if your alveolar bone is strong or dense enough to withstand the movement that happens during orthodontic therapy.
Lastly, we take bite impressions by pouring alginate into little trays and inserting it into the patient’s mouth.
Why would you need an orthodontic assessment?
The results of our assessment allow us to study the placement of your teeth and your bite and figure out the direction of the treatment.