The metal bracket continues to be the most commonly used bracket, particularly with our child and adolescent patients. We use the Empower ® brand of metal brackets made by American Orthodontics. The Empower brackets are comfortable to wear and are extremely effective and efficient in moving and aligning teeth. They have a door on the bracket that helps to hold the wire in place. Many patients choose to “dress-up” their metal brackets with the addition of colored elastics to make them more customizable.
What to expect when you visit our Dallas orthodontics office
On your first visit to our office, you will have the opportunity to personally discuss your specific orthodontic concerns with Dr. Woods. He will perform a thorough orthodontic exam and determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs. You will be provided with a projected treatment timeline and treatment cost. Payment options will also be discussed at the Initial Exam.
Once you and Dr. Woods have determined that you are ready to begin orthodontic treatment, your next appointment will be orthodontic records. Although you may have had records taken recently with your General Dentist or another dental specialist, it is necessary for us to take our own orthodontic records. These records will consist of a series of radiographs, impressions and facial/intraoral photographs. Dr. Woods will then use these records to more thoroughly study your case and outline a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you and your orthodontic needs.
After Dr. Woods has studied the records thoroughly and determined a treatment plan, we will schedule a consultation appointment with you and Dr. Woods, which will allow him an opportunity to fully explain your customized treatment plan. If you so choose, you can schedule this consultation on the same day as your bonding appointment.
Dr. Woods will want to see you every 4-6 weeks while you are in orthodontic treatment to ensure your treatment timeline stays on track. Our Front Office Manager will work with you to make sure that your appointment times are as convenient as possible. We offer early morning and after-school appointment times.
We also understand that schedules can change at a moment’s notice. If you are ever running late for an appointment or find that you need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.