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How often will I visit the orthodontist after my braces are taken off?

March 22nd, 2017

Typically, you’ll visit our office about 4 more times after your braces have been removed to ensure everything is going well post-treatment with your retainers. These appointments are called retention checks during which Dr. Hussaini ensures your retainers are fitting well and your teeth are not moving. The 4 appointments are spread out over 2 years so the frequency of visits is not as often as it is during active treatment. Always make sure to bring  your retainers with you to these appointments. More visits may be required if the retainers aren’t fitting properly or your teeth have moved. If you happen to misplace your retainers, please give us a call ASAP. Remember, the longer you wait, the more your teeth shift—putting you at risk of needing braces again to achieve the beautiful results that may have been lost.

Have you visited our Facebook page lately?

March 9th, 2017

Be sure to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmileworksVA where you’ll find all of the latest news regarding the practice. It also has any specials and/or contests we may be currently running. Any potential weather related closures can also be found on our Facebook page. Basically, it is the place to go to know all about Smileworks Orthodontics! So be sure to like our page and follow us to keep up.

How you can earn more Smileworks SmilePoints!

February 23rd, 2017

A quick and easy way to earn extra points is to review us on our official Yelp, Google, and Facebook pages (links provided below)! Upon verifying your review, we will issue your points to your Smileworks SmilePoints card.

**Points are issued per review (one on each site), so be sure to review us on all of the sites mentioned above!**




What is a Recall appointment and do you need to schedule one?

January 26th, 2017

Recall appointments, or observation appointments, are very important, and here’s why…

Recall appointments are typically scheduled for orthodontic patients who have come in for their initial evaluation and are not quite ready for orthodontic treatment. They are also scheduled for patients who have finished phase I of orthodontic treatment and are waiting for their remaining permanent teeth to come in so they can be evaluated for phase II treatment. During a recall appointment, Dr.Hussaini carefully evaluates the patient’s teeth to see how everything is developing/progressing. An updated x-ray may be taken in order to assist him in the evaluation of the patient’s dental development. This evaluation ensures that orthodontic treatment is started at the most ideal time for the most efficient course of action. Certain treatments are more successful when they are coordinated properly with a patient’s growth spurt. Recall appointments allow for us to ensure of this coordination so that the best results are obtained for the patient.

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