What To Expect | Braces & Orthodontic Treatment

What To Expect

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At Face ForWard Orthodontics, our mission is to motivate and empower our patients by giving you a thorough understanding of your condition and treatment options so you can make an informed decision about your health.

To accomplish this, we dedicate specific time at our Dallas, Texas, orthodontic office to understanding your treatment goals and dental history before we begin treatment. This gives Dr. Ward extra time to study your case and provides more detailed information so he can thoroughly understand your concerns and goals and ensure that your expectations are exceeded.

Getting Started: Your First Three Appointments

Appointment #1 Initial Exam &Consultation, Records
Approximately 40 Minutes

Your first visit starts with a tour of our state-of-the-art Dallas, Texas, orthodontic facility. Next, one of our clinicians will take intraoral and extraoral photos and discuss your concerns. We will also discuss your dental and medical history.

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Next, you will meet Dr. Ward to discuss your concerns and health history. After reviewing your health and experiences, we will talk about your goals for your smile. You will then go through a clinical exam, which includes a head and neck cancer screening; an evaluation of your head and neck muscles, jaw movements, temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and your gum tissue; and an analysis of your teeth and their arrangement.

After the clinical exam, we will discuss preliminary findings and your treatment options, including treatment time and cost, and answer any questions you may have regarding your dental health.

If you are ready to begin treatment, we will take appropriate X-rays, answer any questions you may have about our flexible financing and schedule your next visit.

At this time, you and your general dentist will receive a letter that describes our initial findings and treatment options.

Before your next visit, Dr. Ward will go over your records, review your X-rays and clinical exam findings, and work up your case.


Appointment #2 Treatment Consult & Begin Treatment
Approximately 40 Minutes

Your second visit begins with a consult to go over the findings from your case workup, as these findings may affect the original treatment plan. We also want to make sure you know all your options so you can make an educated decision about your or your child’s health.

A letter with findings from the comprehensive records and exam appointment, as well as your definitive diagnosis and treatment plan, will be provided to you and your general dentist after this appointment.

We will then get started by making impressions and taking a bite record of your teeth to create your appliances or determine the placement of braces.


Appointment #3 Review Your GOPex Posture Exercises, Deliver Your Appliance(s) or Install Your Braces!
Approximately One Hour

Depending on your treatment plan, you will receive your braces or appliance(s) and instructions. You will also receive a care package with everything necessary to care for appliance(s) and/or braces and to keep your teeth clean and healthy during treatment.

Learn More About What to Expect at Face ForWard Orthodontics

Ready to see how our orthodontic team can help you or your child – click here to request your Face ForWard New Patient Consultation. You can also call 214-304-8485 and speak with one of our team members.

As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Dallas, TX our doctor and team at Face ForWard Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Highland Park, University Park & Lakewood, TX, and Surrounding Areas.