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Welcome To Our Office!
Choosing to undertake orthodontic treatment is an investment that will last a lifetime. Choosing the right orthodontist is an important part of that decision. Quality care and individualized attention is the hallmark of our practice. We pride ourselves in taking the time necessary to explain your procedures each step of the way. The more you know about your care, the better the results.
We know this is an anxious, but exciting time for you. You are probably asking “What am I going to do when I see the Orthodontist?” Let us tell you what to expect when you come to visit our office. As you will see, it is really very easy, so relax and enjoy our time together.
Your Initial Visit- what is expected?
Your initial visit is an important opportunity for us to get to know you and what you want to accomplish. We will give you a thorough orthodontic examination. These exams are comfortable and completely painless. We’ll then make a recommendation based on your specific situation. We will explain how long treatment should take, treatment fee and payment options. We encourage you to ask questions.
Steps After Initial Visit
Records: We need these to help us discover how to make your smile the best that it can be. Records include molds of your teeth, your bite marks on wax, cool x-rays, and facial and oral photos (fun).
Consultation: We will discuss the treatment, the estimated treatment time, your cooperation, and payments.
Separators (spacers): Small rubber bands placed between the back teeth so bands can be fitted.
Appliance Placement: We place the braces on your teeth. “The BIG DAY!”
Instructions: We will want you to accept these easy instructions so that we will have a great relationship with you.
Appointments: Short appointments are often after school, but longer appointments must be during school. Remember, most of our patients are students, so everyone can’t be seen after school. Please call us 24 hours in advance if you can’t keep your appointment. Thank you.