We look forward to meeting with you on your first visit to our office!
Your initial visit will consist of an exam and a discussion of all possible treatment options available to you or your child. It is also an opportunity for you to get acquainted with our office and our fantastic doctors and staff.
We understand that each patient’s orthodontic needs and expectations are different and care will be taken by the doctor to provide you with individualized treatment options tailored to your specific concerns. We encourage you to ask us questions and we emphasize open communication as much as we do quality treatment and friendly service.
On Your First Visit, Here’s What You Can Expect:
- To have digital photos and radiographs taken of your teeth from our in house lab
- To be examined by the doctor to determine:
- Is orthodontic treatment indicated ?
- When is the best time to initiate treatment ?
- How much will the treatment cost (including insurance and payment options available) ?
- How long the treatment will take to complete ?
- What is my next step ?
- To be presented with a written or verbal explanation of the problems as well as options available to correct them.
- Our treatment coordinator (TC) will discuss fees specific to your case, your insurance benefits as well as establish an individualized payment arrangement. She will coordinate any visits with your dentist or other dental specialist as needed. The TC will also schedule any necessary appointments. She is the New Patient Concierge!
- There is no charge for the initial exam and it typically lasts 45-60 minutes.
If you have time, things to do PRIOR to your first visit with us…
- If you have time before you come in for your visit, fill out the New Patient health history form by downloading it on this page. You can email it to us directly or print it out and bring it in with you to your first visit.
- Provide us with any information you have on your ORTHODONTIC INSURANCE. That way we can find out your specific coverage and inform you of your insurance benefit the day of your exam.
- Bring in any x-rays, models, or other dental records that you may have had taken previously.
- Write down any questions you may have and bring them in with you to ask the doctor.
- If possible, for child patients, we recommend to have both parents present at the exam.
Again, welcome to our office. We look forward to including you as part of our orthodontic family!