Dental and orthodontist offices are far from the ‘chamber of horrors’ label that was once associated with them. Today’s dentist and orthodontist knows how to make you comfortable, and in style. If you have had an appointment with the orthodontist and have just been recommended to be fitted with those dreaded braces that you have been avoiding all your life, relax!
Your comfort is a matter of paramount importance to your orthodontist. Not only have the trends in dentistry taken a major technological turn but today’s dental doctor seeks to make his patient’s treatment experiences positive, tension-free and pleasant.
Today’s orthodontist is committed to sending home satisfied patients whose dental and oral needs have been adequately met and who have no fears about returning whenever they need to. You will usually walk into a welcoming reception area tastefully decorated, comfortable seating and piped music at least.
Often there will be a television to keep your mind off the impending consultation and relieve your stress. Additionally the lighting is mellow and soothing and window views are pleasing. Your proverbial dentist reception dragon is now a soft voiced and warmly welcoming beauty whose smile will alleviate all or most of your anxieties.
Once inside the orthodontist’s chamber there will almost always be music and an overhead television to continue the relaxing process if you are scheduled for actual treatment. Modern technology has produced super comfortable orthodontic chairs with hydraulic systems, hands free controls, double-articulating headrests and fluid operation. Which make the time spent in the chair a supremely comfortable one.
The modern orthodontist also uses advanced technological apparatus for testing, examining and even executing your treatment making everything streamlined, easy and quick. He will usually explain to you exactly what he will be doing and why, and discuss with you what you feel about the procedure and listen to your apprehensions and doubts.
Eventually, at the time of your treatment, you could also request dental sedation which is orally ingested and takes you in to a rosy world where you are quite conscious but unaware of your treatment and any discomfort. This is not to be confused with anesthetic – but it is a dream like state induced by dental sedation tablets. Most often, you will barely remember the process and will certainly not have to be taken back kicking and screaming – but will have comfortably pleasant memories of your orthodontic experience.