2Q1 Starting Treatment

Starting Treatment


Steps in initiation of treatment will be different depending on patient’s initial diagnosis, determined course of treatment, and orthodontist treatment protocol.


Following are variety of ways orthodontic treatment may be initiated.


  • Separators and band placement
  • Braces are immediately placed on upper and lower teeth
  • Braces are placed only on upper teeth first
  • A phase of removable appliance therapy or fixed palatal appliance therapy may be initiated before placement of braces