Your First Visit
Your first visit will include:
- Complete medical and dental history
- A clinical orthodontic exam of the teeth and bite (occlusion)
- Clinical exam of the facial balance and jaws (skeletal) relationship.
- We will provide you with a written description of the orthodontic problem.
- Treatment recommendation, fees, and what the next
steps will be.
Your Second Visit
At the second visit to the orthodontist, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth and bones move under orthodontic care.
3rd Visit (Diagnosis) and Start of Treatment
After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail. This will include appliances, removal of teeth if necessary, and the sequence of treatments. Disclosure Forms and Financial Agreements will also be addressed.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. You'll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes twenty to forty minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency.