The First Dental Appointment
When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office.
Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment.
The First Orthodontic Appointment
If we determine that orthodontic treatment may be necessary, we will help you learn about orthodontic treatment options. We understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give your child the personal attention they deserve. Your child’s first orthodontic visit will consist of an examination and discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will address your child’s orthodontic needs to determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment.
After we have evaluated your child’s records, we conduct a treatment consultation to explain all aspects of their treatment in detail. We will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, a written summary of the findings and a detailed plan that outlines the treatment, goals and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both the patient and the parent, and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.