How often should I go to my general dental clinic for a check up?

You will most likely be attending orthodontic appointments 6 – 8 weekly during treatment. It is extremely important that you understand that these appointments do not change the need for you to visit your regular dental clinic every 6 months for a check up and clean.

Although we will be checking your teeth at your appointments, our focus is on tooth position and bite correction and we are not thoroughly examining your teeth for decay and other issues. The clean that is performed at your check up is also very important to help you maintain excellent oral health during your treatment with us.

You may be asked to attend your dentist more regularly if incipient lesions are identified or if we feel you would benefit from a more regular professional clean.