First Visit

We look forward to meeting you at your initial exam. At this no charge visit, we will acquaint you with our office, complete an intraoral exam, and evaluate a dental panoramic x-ray. This will allow us to determine the indication for and appropriate timing of orthodontic care.  If now is the proper time, potential treatment options will be discussed. Otherwise a recall interval will be recommended. We understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. 

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?

After we have evaluated your records, we will conduct a consultation to explain all aspects of your recommended orthodontic care in detail. We will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, a written summary of the findings and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment goals and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both patient and parent, and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!