Your first visit to our office will be a free exam for you or your child. The doctor will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. Records are typically made at this first visit to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, photos of the patient's face and teeth, X-rays, and a digital scan of the teeth. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we'll discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. By the end of this visit, you'll understand everything you need to know to proceed with treatment.
After the Records Appointment, we'll be ready to schedule the appointment to get your orthodontic appliances placed. Getting appliances placed usually takes 60 to 90 minutes. You'll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes about 15 minutes.
Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.