We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a familiarization with our office, a preliminary examination, and a discussion of potential treatment options. This visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we generally reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. These records include digital x-rays, photographs and impressions for study models, and are necessary for developing a precise treatment plan.
While we can often answer 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 consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames 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:
- If you have orthodontic insurance, please bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we may be able to give you an estimate of your benefits.
- Filled-out New Patient Forms, which may be downloaded from our website or which may have been mailed to you.