First Visit

We look forward to meeting you on your first visit to our office. During this time, we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your orthodontic needs. We understand that each patient’s orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. Your first orthodontic visit will consist of an examination and discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will also determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment. We encourage questions from both the patient and the parent, and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.

If treatment is recommended at this time, we will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, will outline the treatment goals, and will go over the estimated treatment time and fees. The next step is to schedule an orthodontic records appointment, where we take x-rays, photos and impressions of the teeth in order to confirm our initial findings and treatment plan. After records are taken, orthodontic treatment is ready to begin.  Typically, top braces will be placed the same day as the records appointment, although there are exceptions from patient-to-patient depending on treatment needs.