Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile 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 your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial exam!
Your initial exam will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete 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
- Perform a complete oral exam to determine whether treatment is necessary
- Help create a customized treatment plan for you
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial exam.
What happens after the initial exam?
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted!
After your complimentary exam, if you decide to proceed with treatment, records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, X-rays, and spacers (if needed).
This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After the doctor has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we’ll explain your treatment to you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
After the records appointment, we’ll be ready to schedule the visit to get your new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. The process usually takes one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes about 20 minutes.
Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. 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. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
When you’re ready to schedule your 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 vital that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure you receive the best possible care.