Orthodontic Diagnostic Record

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The first step in the patient’s orthodontic treatment is the diagnostic records appointment. Orthodontic diagnostic records are an evaluation and diagnostic tool that the orthodontist uses to determine the patients orthodontic needs. The Diagnostic Records provides a wealth of information that is not always revealed by and is an aid to visual clinical examination.
Diagnostic records are made to document the patient’s orthodontic problem and to help determine the best course of treatment. These records are also helpful in determining the progress of treatment with post-treatment records taken to evaluate the final treatment outcomes and making other treatment recommendations.
Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical history, a
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