Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. 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. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial examination!
Your initial examination will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial examination, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Provide a complete oral exam, with digital photos, to determine whether treatment is necessary
- We may recommend completing diagnostic records at this appointment, which include digital X-rays and models.
Once diagnostic records have been completed, we will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. Our team will be glad to 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.
What happens after the consultation?
You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment and your doctor will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight 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're looking 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 needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.