We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination starting with digital photos and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam or perhaps on a different day for diagnostic records. The orthodontic records appointment includes 2-rays (1 panoramic and 1 cephalometric, both taken digitally), and 3-D scan for study models (no more gooey impressions). These are all necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately half an hour.
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.
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 feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.
We will then schedule a final consultation visit to discuss treatment options, treatment time, and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
Early interceptive orthodontic care is actually preventive care. Our intention is to prevent crooked teeth and a bad bite from developing.
Orthodontic teeth straightening technology has improved dramatically in recent years and you don’t have to wear unattractive metal braces in order to straighten your smile.
Even if you are in your 50s, 60s or older, it’s not too late to straighten your teeth and give yourself the smile you’ve always dreamed about.
In many cases, Damon®Smile braces reduce both total treatment time and the number of adjustments and office visits needed.
Invisalign uses clear aligners that fit snugly over teeth and slowly move the teeth into their correct positions, just like braces.