We look forward to meeting you on your first visit to our office. During this time, we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your orthodontic treatment. We understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. Your first orthodontic visit will consist of an examination and discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will address your orthodontic needs to determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment.
During the initial examination for each patient, 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 is an estimate of how much it will cost?
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 (X-rays, models, photos) . We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
Any panoramic radiograph (X-ray) taken within the past 6 months.