Every Smile Starts With an Initial Consultation!
This first appointment is designed to answer a few basic questions that most patients and parents have. Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a comprehensive initial exam, find out whether treatment is necessary, and to determine which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history
- Provide a complete oral exam to determine whether treatment is necessary
- Determine the estimated length of treatment time
- Review the investment for orthodontic care and what financial arrangements are available
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. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
What Happens After the Initial Consultation?
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment and Dr. Joffre will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour and a half, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice 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.
We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know at least 24hrs in advance and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.