Your first visit to our office will be a free exam for you or your child. Dr. Smith will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. Once he has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, he'll discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You'll understand everything you need to know in order to decide whether to proceed with treatment.
After your complimentary exam, if you decide to proceed with treatment, records are then made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, study models of the teeth, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and X-rays with our 3D digital imaging system. Dr. Smith will personally diagnose each patient’s case based on the information gathered during the examination and thorough review of the records. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
Very often we can combine your records appointment with your initial exam. This can save you time and progress you through the orthodontic process.
After Dr. Smith has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the final cost for your particular treatment. At this time, you will choose a financial option that works best for you.
After the Records and Consultation Appointments, we'll be ready to schedule the appointment to get your new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. Getting appliances placed usually takes one to two hours. You'll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes about 30 minutes.
Patients are seen by appointment only. 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.
Convenient & Secure Online Services with Sesame 24/7
We value you as our patient and appreciate your commitment for continued oral health. We understand the importance of providing you online convenience to manage your patient information, which is why we are excited to partner with Sesame Communications in our effort to stay connected. Using our convenient online services is easy. You simply log in to your account from our website, where you have access to all of your patient information, online 24-7, in a safe, secure environment that exceeds HIPAA requirements. We are pleased to offer you this convenience free of charge, and to share with you all of the amazing features offered to you through Sesame 24-7:
- Email and text message reminders
Customize how you receive appointment reminders with email, text messaging, and/or voicemail. You can also download a reminder for use in your calendar so you don’t forget your next appointment. After you log in to your account profile, you can confirm appointments online - reducing reminders altogether.
- Financial Pages
Just like our appointment reminders, you can customize how you receive financial reminders through email or voicemail. After you log in to your account profile, you can review and print your financial ledgers without having to call our office.
- Post-Appointment Feedback
After your appointment, we’ll send you a link to an online survey where you can let us know how we’re doing (and what could use some improvement).
The best part about these features is that they are already available to you! All you need is a personal email account, then call or email our office, and we will gladly provide you with your own personal login information.
You are not only our patient but also a member of our extended family. Thank you for choosing us to be your orthodontic care provider.