We would love to welcome you to our office to find out how easy it is to get the smile you always wanted. We strive to make your first appointment as comfortable and informative as possible. You are welcome to ask as many questions as you would like. Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of your treatment options and for you to feel confident in the doctors and staff.
During the first appointment we will:
- Welcome you to the office
- Review your health history
- Do a complete orthodontic exam
- Summarize your specific orthodontic problems
- Explain the possibilities for correction
- Identify the best time to begin treatment
- Estimate how long treatment will last
- Tell you how much treatment will cost
If it is time to begin treatment, the next step is to collect more information by taking orthodontic records. The orthodontic records portion of your visit includes a complete orthodontic examination, digital photographs and digital X-rays. The OrthoCAD™ system eliminates the need for plaster models. Most of the time, these records can be taken the same day as your exam.
Getting your braces
This is your first step towards an amazing smile! This appointment lasts about 90 minutes, so please plan ahead. We will spend a lot of time with you going over taking care of your braces and foods to avoid. Once again, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Because we use the latest technology in brackets and wires, it is no longer necessary to be seen every four weeks. After your braces are placed, your appointments will be scheduled every 6-8 weeks. This means less school and work missed over your total treatment time. To get started on creating a beautiful, healthy smile, call the Dunn Orthodontics office near you and schedule an orthodontic exam and consultation today.