First Visit

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First Visit

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 needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. This additional appointment will last approximately 1/2 hour.

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment:

 
  • Is this 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? 
  • Is there the possibility of tooth extractions?
  • Approximately how long will treatment take?
 

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the 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. We will then schedule a consultation 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.

 

 
 
 
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