Patient Resources for Office Visits

What to Expect on Your First Visit

At the first visit to the orthodontist, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, digital scan of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.


What to Expect During A Consultation

After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.


What to Expect during Regular Appointments 

The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes.

We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency. It is difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance.


New Patient Forms to Download

Please help us be prepared for your first appointment by completing this patient registration form. Please download, print, and fill out the form below and bring it with you to your first appointment.