The first visit to our office will be a diagnostic exam and records (photos and digital x-rays). This visit is complimentary for children. One of our doctors will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You’ll understand everything you need to know in order to decide whether to proceed with treatment. Diagnostic records are compiled to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, digital study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and digital X-rays.
This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After the doctors have thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we’ll explain your treatment in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
After the records appointment, we’ll be ready to schedule an appointment to have your new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. That process usually takes one to two hours. You’ll see us at regular intervals thereafter for adjustments.
Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask you to extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.