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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

What should one expect during the orthodontic visit?

The orthodontist will conduct a thorough dental examination of the patient and get his dental history. He/She will take X-rays of the patient's teeth and head, panoramic X-rays are usually required to get the full perspective of teeth, gums and jaw. If the patient has dental problems (gum disease, cavities, etc.), the orthodontist may require that these be addressed first before procedures for braces are begun. The orthodontist will also decide whether he/she needs to extract some of the patient's teeth (this is usually the case for crowded teeth) before fitting the braces.

Once the patient is clear of other dental problems, a mold will be made of his/her teeth using dental putty. This mold creates an exact impression of the teeth and will be used in studying the patient,s bite and creating an individualized treatment plan. The mold will also be used in creating braces that will properly fit the patient.

It may take a couple of visits to have the braces installed, depending on the kind of work to be done. Once the braces have been placed, the patient will need to regularly visit his orthodontist to have the braces tightened or checked. On average, adults need to have their braces tightened every three to six weeks.

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Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Mon-Fri offers alternating 7:30-4:30, or 12-6pm appointments.
Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.


Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.