First Visit


Before your first appointment, please fill out our health history form and bring it with you to your appointment or submit the form online.


At your initial appointment, Dr. Dugoni will conduct a thorough examination of your face, mouth, teeth, and jaws to determine the basic nature of your problem. This important visit will give you, and us, insight into your orthodontic needs. If orthodontic treatment is indicated, we may also recommend that diagnostic records be completed at this appointment. Diagnostic records include X-rays, photos and impressions and are necessary for developing an appropriate treatment plan. For our patients’ convenience, we now have the equipment to take x-rays in our office.


While we can often answer general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.


Once diagnostic records have been completed, we will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We will answer any questions you may have. Our goal is for our patients to leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, treatment details, cost of treatment, and length of treatment.