At your first visit, we have reserved one hour for you. After a thorough examination is done, specific recommendations will be made on how to best address your concerns and questions. The initial visit is designed to answer a few basic questions that most patients have regarding orthodontic treatment:
- Is there a need for braces?
- If orthodontic treatment is needed, when is the best time to begin?
- What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem and how long will treatment take?
- How much does orthodontic treatment cost and what financial arrangements are available?
If treatment is needed, the next step would be to have diagnostic records made. The records include X-rays, photos, and impressions for study models that are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This appointment will last approximately one hour.