First Visit

 First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a digital X-ray, digital photos, a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options and fees. This important visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable so if you are comfortable with our office and ready to start treatment, we may also at this time procede with diagnostic records. The records will include one additional digital X-ray, and impressions of the teeth for study models. This is necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This combined appointment will last approximately one hour.

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 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 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.

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

  • 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.

 

Patient Forms

You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the desired form, then bring it to your appointment.

 


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*These forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click the Adobe logo above to download.

 

**We are committed to keeping your personal information secure. All of our online forms are submitted via a secure connection and are HIPAA compliant.

 

***For Apple/Mac Users: You must use Adobe Acrobat Reader to submit the forms. To do so, simply right click on the form and save form. Open form in Acrobat Reader, fill out the form and submit.

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