YOUR FIRST VISIT
We are always excited about meeting new patients during their fist visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 60 minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve the time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models and necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This appointment will take 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.
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.
During this initial consultation, we will 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.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your visit:
- Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past 6 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.