Your First Visit
Your first visit is an opportunity for you to have your questions answered and discuss what orthodontic treatment can do for you. First, we will want to learn about your orthodontic concerns and your goals to improve your smile and your oral health. Our doctor will then be able to have a conversation with you about the changes you can expect to your teeth, smile, and face – after all, orthodontic treatment is more than just straight teeth! At this time, we can discuss questions you may have, such as what type of treatment would be able to treat your orthodontic needs and how long treatment is expected to take.
With a plan in place, our treatment coordinator will be able to discuss how our flexible financing and/or insurance can be used to make your treatment goals a reality. We offer many payment options, and we provide in-house, interest-free payment plans!
As you get ready for orthodontic treatment, keep in mind that we offer braces for children and adults with both traditional metal brackets and clear esthetic brackets (here we use the Damon System of braces). For patients seeking more esthetic treatment options, we offer removable clear aligners (Invisalign) and even hidden braces with brackets placed behind your teeth (Harmony Lingual Braces).
If you are bringing your young child to their first visit with us, our exam will be focused on identifying any problems with their dentofacial growth pattern. In general, we hope to avoid treatment in young children because it leads to two phases of orthodontic treatment for the child (one at a young age, and another after all permanent teeth erupt). However, if any problems are identified in the dentofacial growth of the child, a brief phase of orthodontic treatment can make a dramatic improvement in the proper development of the teeth, jaws, and face.
It is important to understand that only orthodontic records can identify certain problems in your developing child. For this reason, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist beginning at age 7. As a service to our community, we offer complimentary initial exams and baseline records for your children. This will help identify any possible problems in your growing child and may help us maximize your child’s benefit from orthodontic treatment in the future.
Thank you again for choosing to visit us. Please understand we will work tirelessly to provide you with your best possible orthodontic result using the treatment option that works best for your lifestyle. If you have any additional questions, please contact us!
We sincerely look forward to meeting you!