Teens smiling after treatment by Align Beauty OrthodonticsYour Journey to a New Smile

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Jiafeng Gu and the team at Align Beauty Orthodontics will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

1. Consultation Appointment

  • Meet the doctor and team
  • Digital photographs of the mouth and face, may also take a Panoramic radiograph
  • Comprehensive oral evaluation
  • Discuss what type of treatment is indicated and financial options

2. Records Appointment

  • A Cephalometric x-ray showing the relative position of the teeth and supporting structure
  • 3D scan of the mouth and teeth with iTero 3D scanner
  • Finalize financial arrangement, complete contract and consent forms

3. Bonding Appointment

  • Braces are placed on teeth, or Invisalign aligners are started
  • Care instructions and how to clean your braces will be reviewed at the end of the appointment

Note: Bonding may occur at the same time as your records appointment. If you have chosen Invisalign you will have 3D scan of your teeth taken and you will have a Seat Aligner Appointment instead of a Bonding Appointment.

4. Adjustment Appointment

  • Occur every 4-8 weeks, sometimes more frequently near the end of treatment
  • The doctor will take steps to progress your treatment according to plan
  • Failure to attend appointments as scheduled can result in longer treatment times

5. Deband Appointment

  • Final records, Panoramic and Cephalometric x-rays, 3D scans, Photographs and Removal of brackets and wires
  • 3D scans of the upper and lower arches used to create a custom retainer after braces are removed
  • Seat retainers
  • Retainer wear and care instructions will be given

6. Retainer Check Appointment

  • Usually scheduled every few months for one to two years following the Deband Appointment
  • Always wear your retainer to these appointments

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