Choosing orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you have a rewarding orthodontic experience. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, and offers a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial consultation!
We know that it is important for you to receive treatment in an environment where you feel welcomed, safe and comfortable. Your initial consultation gives you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms.
- Provide a complete oral exam, take digital photos and X-rays, and determine if treatment is necessary.
- Help you create a customized treatment plan.
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans.
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. In many instances, we can start the same day if you choose to do so (this eliminates time away from school and work). Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
What happens after the initial consultation?
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile of your dreams! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment, at which your treatment officially begins. This appointment generally takes about an hour to an hour and a half, and during this time our team will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible while the orthodontist is placing your braces.
If you decide that Invisalign or Inisignia is the path for you, this visit will consist of a scan of the teeth with our state of the art Itero scanner. This non-radiation, hi-tech machine takes a series of photos or images of the teeth and then instantly stitches them together. The braces (Insignia) or aligners (Invisalign) will be delivered at the following appointment. If you’ve already made up your mind at the initial consultation, we can take the scan the same day in many instances. Again, why not save another day from missing school or work?
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our team will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you, and we will always try to accommodate your schedule as best as we can.
We understand that life happens! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know. We will do everything we can to accommodate you.
When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice, and one of our friendly scheduling coordinators will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
Just because you visit us every several weeks doesn’t mean you can skip visits to your dentist during treatment. In fact, it’s even more important to maintain those checkups while you’re in orthodontic treatment. Appliances (braces) can make it harder to properly clean your teeth, so it’s important for your dentist to professionally clean your teeth, and check for any problems, at least every six months. We are happy to coordinate with your family dentist to ensure you have the best care possible.