We are always excited about meeting new patients for their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs and concerns. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos of the teeth and face and a scan for 3D digital study models of your teeth.
During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment:
Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth or tooth eruption have occurred?
What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
Do any teeth need to be removed?
How long will treatment take?
How much will it cost?
What are the payment options?
We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, how long it will take, and the cost. We will also answer any additional questions you may have.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
Fill out the health history form that can be downloaded from this website.
Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.