First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a brief tour of our office then 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 important so many times we will also be taking diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions. Records are necessary before starting braces.

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 teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

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 information about your orthodontic insurance, remember to bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of your costs.