What to Expect on Your First Visit

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 1 hour visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.

Before You Go

To get a headstart on your appointment, fill out the forms below and bring them to our office on your first appointment or send ahead.

Adult – Health History Form

Child – Health History Form

Authorization of Release of Information to Family and/or Friends Form

*Download and fill the form with Adobe Acrobat. You can submit the file by emailing the file to [email protected] or print it and bring it with you to your initial consultation.

child patient getting tooth cleaning

Your Initial Consultation

We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time during 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 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 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 our orthodontists‘ 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.

At most initial examinations, we’ll 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. Also, we will answer any additional questions that may come up throughout the appointment.

Some examinations will require a separate consultation appointment to provide you additional treatment information.

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 orthodontic 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.

Schedule Your First Visit

Are you ready to get started? Contact us to set up your first appointment by filling out our online form.