Orthodontic Consultation

Susan Liebman, DMD -  - Orthodontics

Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics

Susan Liebman, DMD

Orthodontics located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Before you take the leap into moving your teeth with braces or Invisalign®, you must undergo an in-depth consultation with Susan Liebman, DMD, at Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics in Brooklyn Heights, New York City. During it, you’ll identify your specific misalignment issues and develop a family orthodontics treatment plan that works for you. Book your orthodontic consultation by calling Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics or using the convenient online scheduling feature today.

Orthodontic Consultation Q & A

What should I expect at my orthodontic consultation?

Your orthodontic consultation is an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Liebman and discuss your concerns, preferences, and questions about orthodontic treatment.

When you arrive at Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics for your consultation, Dr. Liebman examines the current positioning of your teeth and jaw. She may also require that you undergo a panoramic X-ray to view teeth below the surface of your gums and get a better idea of the space, or lack thereof, inside your mouth.

After reviewing your bite, Dr. Liebman talks you through your options for treatment. Your treatment options may include:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Clear or ceramic braces
  • Invisalign

You’ll discuss the timeline of your treatment, review your medical history, and talk about any unique needs that you have when it comes to aligning your teeth. Dr. Liebman informs you if you need any tooth extractions or other additional steps before you start your orthodontic treatment.

What types of issues are addressed at an orthodontic consultation?

Orthodontic treatments can correct nearly any issue with the alignment of your teeth. Not only do they improve your appearance, but you’ll also enjoy several health benefits from fixing your bite. 

Issues that Dr. Liebman looks for in your smile during your orthodontic consultation include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Large spaces between your teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth that haven’t erupted above your gumline
  • Teeth that have shifted into nearby gaps

Each of these issues should be addressed during your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Liebman informs you of the best way to achieve straight teeth. 

When should I book an orthodontic consultation?

Many dentists and orthodontists recommend booking the first orthodontic consultation for your child around age seven. This allows Dr. Liebman to view your child’s teeth at a stage where fixing them is simple using braces for children. Then, she can coincide your child’s treatment process with their growth and development. 

If you’re an adult, you may book an orthodontic consultation to fix your alignment issues on your own or at the recommendation of your dentist. Braces for teens may be the most common approach, but orthodontic treatments are available for patients of all ages. 

If you’re interested in straighter teeth and want to explore your options, book an orthodontic consultation by phone or online at Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics today.