Your first visit to the PEDIATRIC DENTIST consists of a consultation with and an oral examination by the doctor. At that time, we may also polish your child's teeth, apply fluoride and take x-rays. We will give you a general idea of what to expect for your child's dental treatment. Young children are seen in the morning when both the staff and child are fresh.
Your first visit to the ORTHODONTIST includes an evaluation of your child's bite and treatment plan outline. Then diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination; plaster 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.
After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
Regular Orthodontic Appointments
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. You'll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5 PM. 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. Cancel only if it is an emergency. It is difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance.