Keeping Your Orthodontist in the Loop

While we often first think of our dentist when it comes time to consider braces, you may be surprised to find out that your dentist doesn’t do orthodontic work.  This isn’t an opportunity or reason to stress out though; it’s just an excuse to meet your friendly neighborhood orthodontist. Orthodontists are specialists in braces and other types of orthodontic procedures.  It’s important to keep both your general dentist and your orthodontist in the loop once you’ve seen them so that both sides of the coin know how you’re progressing with your treatment.

Why Do I Need To Keep My Orthodontist In The Loop?
It’s not at all uncommon for some of the treatments you receive from your orthodontist to take months or even years to complete, so checking in with them regularly is going to be a crucial part of ensuring that your treatment turns out properly.  They need to be kept informed of any changes that happen, any oral health concerns that come up and to regularly be able to check you for adjustments and ensure that everything is progressing nicely.

Won’t They Communicate With My General Dentist?
In an ideal world, of course, both your dentist and your orthodontist will be in regular communication with each other about your case.  Look around, we’re not living in an ideal world, and even the most dedicated practitioners can have a hard time keeping up with all the things they need to.  Do them both a favor and be sure to share anything you hear from the dentist with the orthodontist, and vice versa.

My Dentist Suggested Restorative Treatments, What Do I Do?
The first thing you do is ask them if this is going to have any impact on the orthodontic treatment you’re presently undergoing.  The next thing you’re going to want to do is to communicate with your orthodontist to verify their answer either way. Hopefully, they’ll also be communicating with each other to help coordinate your care and get you the best possible results on restoration and orthodontic treatment alike.

My Dentist Has Included Another Specialist On My Case, Now What?
The answer here is pretty straight-forward.  Bring all your information for both your general dentist and your orthodontist to the new specialist, and get their information to your dentist and orthodontist.  This way you’ll have performed your due diligence and ensure that everyone has all the information they need to make the best decisions on your case.

If you’re looking for an orthodontist to help with your dental care, pick up the phone and give Dr. Adeola Faleye a call.  They’ve been coordinating care with other specialists in their area to ensure that all their patients receive the best care possible and that the results are one they’ll be proud to share.  Don’t let your dental care be subject to chance, take an active role in your care and be certain you keep everyone involved apprised of all the changes going on. Start by giving Dr. Adeola Faleye a call and scheduling an appointment and consultation.
 

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