September 19th, 2018
IT’S PART OF GROWING UP: back to school, losing baby teeth, back to the orthodontist. From age 7 to age 18, your orthodontist will be an important part of your childhood.
What To Expect At Your Back-To-School Visit
Here are things you can expect at your back-to-school orthodontic visit:
- The question “What could we do to get you to love your teeth?”
- Review of dental and medical history and oral habits
- Evaluation of baby teeth and eruption of permanent teeth
- A panoramic X-ray
- Evaluation of oral health habits including brushing, plaque, and gingivitis
- Examination of jaw function
- Discussion of facial appearance
- An in-depth functional look at your bite
- Discussion about dental crowding, spacing, and rotations
- Careful evaluation of your gums and smile
- Evaluation of tooth shape
- Referral to an excellent general or pediatric dentist if you need one
- Proposed diagnosis and orthodontic treatment plan
- Customized payment plan
- Scheduling of your orthodontic records appointment
What’s The Next Step?
Your orthodontist will either see you periodically to evaluate your growth or start orthodontic treatment with orthodontic records. These include:
- Orthodontic study models
- Lateral cephalometric X-ray and panoramic X-ray
- Orthodontic photos
After orthodontic records, your orthodontic treatment will be started. The sooner you start, the sooner you finish!
Keep Your Beautiful Smile For A Lifetime!
This case was treated by Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca of Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch, California. Call us at (925) 757-9000 or visit us at www.clubbraces.com. To find an orthodontist in your area, visit the American Association of Orthodontists at www.mylifemysmile.com.
Start the school year right! Here’s to your beautiful smile.
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July 3rd, 2018
SCHOOL’S OUT! LET THE fun begin! In between all the fun summer activities, don’t forget, summer is a great time to get braces.
Gorczyca Orthodontics is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to accommodate your busy and varied summer schedule. Call our office at (925) 757-9000 to schedule a free orthodontic exam.
What To Expect At Gorczyca Orthodontics
Once Dr. Gorczyca has given you your orthodontic diagnosis and treatment plan and you have decided which type of orthodontic treatment you would like, Katie will take your orthodontic records. These include panoramic and cephalometric radiographs, extraoral and intraoral photos, and impressions for study models. This takes about 20 minutes in our office.
Your Orthodontic Treatment
Next, it’s time to start your orthodontic treatment. Braces can be placed at your earliest convenience, as coordinated with our office schedule. This usually takes about one hour.
Invisalign will take a few weeks for your ClinCheck to be reviewed, adjusted, and approved by Dr. Gorczyca and for your aligners to be shipped to our office.
Active removable appliances like spring-clip aligners (Inman retainers) and retainers take about one to two weeks to be fabricated and returned to our office.
Come See Us This Summer!
In the Antioch California year-round school system, kids go back to school at the end of July. Summer will be over before you know it! So, if you want to accomplish all of your summer smile goals, start now by scheduling an orthodontic exam in our office.
Call us today to schedule your free exam (925) 757-9000. If you have already had an orthodontic exam, reserve your summer start time now to get started.
Thank you for choosing Gorczyca Orthodontics for your orthodontic care. We wish you a great summer.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
September 12th, 2017
“ONCE YOU’RE DONE with your orthodontic treatment, all you can do is smile! Smiling is contagious and I love helping our patients achieve a beautiful smile.”
I Love Watching Smile Transformations
“As the records coordinator at Gorczyca Orthodontics, I start the orthodontic process with the initial photos and diagnostic records. It's amazing to see a smile transform through orthodontic treatment start to finish. Not only do I see teeth getting straighter, I also see dental arches getting broader, teeth getting whiter, bites becoming healthier, hygiene improvements, and profiles becoming more esthetic, while patients smile more and become happier!”
It’s My Pleasure Getting To Know Our Patients
“As time goes on during the orthodontic process, I also see our patients open up with their feelings and personality showing through. It is my pleasure to serve and get to know every one of my patients on a personal level. I love helping them gain the confidence that a new, beautiful smile can give them.”
No Matter The Treatment, We’re Here For You
“Whether it’s braces, Invisalign, or retainers, I am here to take the initial orthodontic records of impressions, photos, panoramic and lateral cephalometric images, and organize and digitize the findings. I take the final records as well, and help our patients achieve a beautiful smile each and every step along the way!”
“It is my pleasure to serve you. Your smile truly is my inspiration!”
-Katie, RDA, Records Coordinator at Gorczyca Orthodontics
Gorczyca Orthodontics, 5201 Deer Valley Road, Suite A, Antioch, California (925)757-9000 www.clubbraces.com