Whether you are interested in orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, a consultation and thorough evaluation always precedes getting care. At your first visit to our office you will be introduced to our office team and be asked to fill out a few forms to provide us with a complete medical and dental history. It is recommended that any recent dental x-rays that might be helpful be sent to our office so that they are available for this visit.
During the initial consultation visit a thorough clinical examination will be performed. Any issues with the development or alignment of the teeth, bite problems, as well as concerns regarding jaw relationships and function will be discussed. We will also determine if premature tooth loss, habits, swallowing or breathing patterns are having an effect on the occlusion. Following this visit, we will indicate if any orthodontic treatment is needed and provide a general idea as to when to begin care and what types of appliances might be most suitable to achieve the best result.
Feel free to ask any questions or discuss any concerns that you have about orthodontic care at this time.