Ronald C. Kobernick, DDS, MScD, PA
Periodontics
10601 Seminole Blvd, Largo, FL & 111 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL
727-397-8503

Orthodontic Patients: Diagnostic Records and Successive Visits

If it is determined that treatment is necessary, you will be scheduled for our taking diagnostic records. These records usually consist of study models mounted on a machine (the articulator) that duplicates your jaw movement, diagnostic photographs, full mouth digital radiographs (x-rays), and specific orthodontic radiographs. Once these orthodontic records have been obtained, Dr. Kobernick will review them and determine a specific treatment plan for your orthodontic needs. We will arrange an appointment to discuss your treatment plan, schedule the necessary appointments to begin your orthodontic treatment, and establish financial arrangements.

Successive Visits

Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will see you every 4 to 6 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this time, it is important for you to keep appointments, follow instructions, eat nutritiously and practice good oral hygiene. Also, continue to visit your dentist for routine care.

Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. The retention period is an important part of your overall treatment and should not be neglected!

Length of Treatment

Braces may be on between 6 months to 30 months or longer depending on the severity of the orthodontic problems present, our patient's cooperation, and the degree of movement possible.

10601 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778 P: 727-397-8503 F: 727-398-2679

390 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 P: 727-397-8503