What to Expect
What Happens During My First Visit?
Your first visit is a free consultation to help evaluate your needs and formulate a personalized treatment plan. We’ll X-ray and examine your mouth and search for malocclusions. Before your evaluation, and to better understand your dental history, you will fill out new patient paperwork or go over the digital paperwork you already filled out in the Patient Portal. Filling out the paperwork in the Patient Portal helps make your first visit go more smoothly, and ensures that you have all of the relevant information included.
How Often Will I Need an Appointment?
Once a treatment plan is put in place, you’ll need to schedule your follow-up visits. All treatment plans are a little bit different, but generally, we recommend our patients come to see us every 6-8 weeks. This is the standard time for adjustments.
When is the Best Time to Start Orthodontic Treatment?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children be evaluated by age seven. But if you are unhappy with your smile it is never too late to start orthodontic treatment. If you or your child has a problem with misalignment, please contact us and we can discuss your treatment options and timing. It is never too late to improve your smile or your dental health.
What If I’m Not Ready for Braces?
If you’re not ready for treatment, we can schedule complimentary check-ups every six months to monitor your growth and development.