If you’re looking into orthodontic treatment, you’re probably wondering what to expect as a new patient. Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the information you need for successful treatment that will get you smiling in no time! Our goal is to make sure your visits with us are pleasant and informative. See below for information regarding your first visit and follow up appointments.
Your First Visit
At your first visit to our office, we’ll take a digital X-Ray of your teeth and jaws. Our orthodontist will then perform a thorough exam of your teeth. If treatment is necessary, our orthodontist will recommend a treatment program for you and provide all the treatment and financial information you need to make an informed decision.
The appointment when you get your braces usually takes about an hour. After that appointment, you’ll see us at regular intervals approximately 8 weeks apart for an adjustment. As your teeth shift, the wires need to adjust to keep them moving into the desired position! These adjustment appointments only take about 20 minutes. If for some reason you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, please contact us as soon as possible so we can reschedule and allow another patient to come in during that time.