It is very common to worry about a visit to the dental office as soon as we make an appointment. Some studies even found that there are patients who have frequent dreams about orthodontic care. These can result in phobia and avoidance of any dental treatment. In order to get rid of the fear and stay calm before your appointment, here are some tips.
First, you should remember that it is not the stone age anymore and orthodontic procedures have considerably improved in the past few years. For instance, in our dental centers we use only advanced methods of treatment that will make you feel comfortable.
Secondly, dialog with your orthodontist is the best start of your treatment. Telling your doctor about what disturbs you most always help to relieve an anxiety. When an orthodontist is aware of your fears, it is easier for him to decide how to best resolve your anxieties involving the procedure. Additionally, it is also useful to make an agreement with your orthodontist about pausing treatment if you feel uncomfortable during the appointment.
Pursuing this further, breathing deeply and trying to relax will help you to get distracted and become calmer. There are variety of relaxation techniques that your dentist can advise you on, and you can always find them yourself on internet in case you are just going to have your first appointment. In addition, find out what helps you to relax in a daily life, and try to bring those techniques with you while visiting the orthodontist. Just to give you an idea, things like listening to your favorite music, plucking something in your hands, or bringing your friends or family can be a great solution.
Lastly, visiting the orthodontist on a regular basis will help to prevent problems and will definitely decrease your fears. Find a dental professional you like and feel comfortable with, and all your anxieties will disappear very quickly. If you wish to make an appointment in one of our dental offices, call at (847) 749-4340. You can also text us at (847) 404-3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu and Hindi languages. We have six convenient immaculate locations and six orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!