Your First Orthodontics Visit
The next step is for one of our team members to go over the orthodontic process with you and present you with a video that covers the multiple steps of evaluation and record taking. Diagnostic records including digital scans, impressions, photographs, and/or x-rays necessary to diagnose and establish an effective comprehensive treatment plan. For most patients, we can diagnose using a digital 3D scan of their mouths and teeth and avoid messy impressions.
Once we have finished gathering records and determining the diagnosis, will present you with a computer simulation of the treatment options we recommend for your case. At this time, we will require your input to determine your aesthetic goals which will be taken into consideration to determine the best treatment plan for you. For our younger patients, we strongly recommend that the child and either all parents or all legal guardians are present for this session since it involves making important decisions.
The Orthodontic Process
Once we have gathered your information, we will introduce you to our treatment coordinator who will introduce you to the rest of the team and give you a tour of our office. Then, the diagnostic records will be made. The diagnostic records typically include X-rays, a 3D scan of our teeth and supporting structures, and in some rare cases impressions.
Financial and Insurance
In regards to insurance, every insurance policy is different in terms of coverage, inclusions, exclusions, etc. We do not accept insurance benefits as a form of payment. However, we are happy to assist you to determine your coverage and we will guide you through the filing and reimbursement process.
The time you spend at our office will depend on what stage of your treatment you are in. We have included some examples below to give you an idea.
Records, if not a part of the initial visit: 30-45 minutes
Consultation if not part of the initial visit: 30 minutes
Bonding: 1½ hours
Adjustments: 15-45 minutes
Need to make changes to your appointment or running late?
We understand that life can be unpredictable sometimes, we simply as that you notify us as soon as you can if you are running behind schedule. This will allow us to do our best to accommodate you or to go ahead and reschedule you if this is not possible. Our policy is to reschedule patients who miss more than half of their appointment. This policy allows us to guarantee the highest quality of care by dedicating the appropriate amount of time and attention to all of our patients.
Most emergencies can be resolved or alleviated on your own at least as a temporary solution. We recommend that you watch our video on Orthodontic Emergencies that are posted here on the website. If your complication is not included in the video instructions or you need further information, call our office and we will assist you. If we cannot solve your problem over the phone, we will schedule an appointment for you to come in as soon as possible.