We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options.The length of your first visit will vary from an hour to an hour and a half; and will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. . Intervals between subsequent visits range from two to seven weeks with visit duration from twenty minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment.
During the first examination various records will be taken to assess the extent of the orthodontic problem and determine the optimal treatment plan to address the problem. These include x-rays, photos and impressions for plaster models. This additional appointment will last approximately 30 minutes.
During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.
Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
How long will treatment take?
How much will it cost?
What are my payment options?
We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take.