Our greatest goal is to give you a healthy, straight, beautiful smile. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible.
Every smile starts with an initial new patient exam!
Your initial new patient exam appointment will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial exam we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Provide a complete oral exam, possibly with X-rays, to determine if treatment is necessary
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial new patient exam appointment.
What happens after the initial exam?
You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! After your exam, we will schedule two related appointments. The first appointment is to gather diagnostic information to assist the Doctors in determining the ideal approach to your orthodontic treatment. The second appointment is to discuss, in detail, the customized treatment plan best suited to treat your orthodontic condition, schedule appointments to start treatment, discuss financial fees and formalize a payment plan and insurance claim submissions.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to twelve weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens”! If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We look forward to working with you.
Visiting the Dentist during Orthodontic Treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is necessary, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you receive the care you need.