What should you expect?

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. This important 60-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we also reserve time during the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos, and impressions for study models.  These are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. It is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.


During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment.  

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • Approximately how long will treatment take?


We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take. We encourage you to ask your own questions as well. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!