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. If our doctors determine that you are ready for treatment, we will reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos of your face and teeth, smile analysis photos, and impressions for study models. Diagnostic records are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan.
You can save valuable time by filling out the Patient Information Form on this web site OR the one included in the information packet mailed to you.
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?
- 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 believe that 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:
- Filled out Patient Information Form provided to you in the mail OR downloaded from here.
- Any panoramic radiograph (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 insurance benefits.
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