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. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic and dental needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records.

The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan.

During the initial examination, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. Of course we welcome and encourage you to ask questions as well. You can take a look now at a list of the most frequently asked questions <- by clicking on this hyperlink.

  • What is the state of my teeth?
  • What materials do you use to restore teeth?
  • 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?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of your diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

Following your initial consultation, we will schedule a follow-up  visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. 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.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have dental insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.