Your first visit to our office will be an orthodontic exam for you or your child. The doctor will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bites, spaces, etc. Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we will discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost.
After your exam, if you decide to proceed with treatment, records are then made to confirm 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. 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.
We utilize the latest in orthodontic technology including The iTero Element Scanner, a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.
After the doctor has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we will explain your treatment to you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
After the records appointment, we will be ready to schedule the appointment to get the new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. Getting appliances placed usually takes thirty minutes to one hour. You will then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes fifteen to thirty 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.
Professional Electric Toothbrush
Each new patient who begins full orthodontic treatment receives a professional electric toothbrush kit, which includes the brush and charger. We know how important hygiene is with orthodontic treatment, so this is our way of encouraging our patients to get the best results possible.
You can customize how you receive appointment reminders with email or text message reminders.
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.
The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. During your visit, we will discuss with you the cost of your treatment, and each of your available payment plan options, so that you are able to make the best choice for you and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know exactly what to expect before beginning treatment.
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider and make sure you understand your insurance benefits.
Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best care whenever you need it.
Our practice accepts most insurance plans and major credit cards including an interest free payment plan option. We also offer affordable third-party financing options such as CareCredit.