What To Expect During Your Initial Exam
Your first visit to our office is the very beginning of your orthodontic journey, and we’re just as excited as you! This will be a chance for us to get to know you, your current orthodontic situation, and your goals in orthodontic treatment.
Generally, the first visit will take about 45 minutes, although we’ll always leave time for extra questions if necessary. During this time, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth, and gums, checking for any orthodontic problems that may be present. We’ll also take complimentary photographs, x-rays, or other measurements of your mouth. Please be sure to remove any jewerly from the neck up, as this helps us complete the most accurate exam possible. Based on your initial exam, SmileLife Orthodontics will provide a preliminary diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
You will be asked at the initial phone call, if you have orthodontic insurance. If you can provide us with this information, we can also calculate your estimated orthodontic benefits during the course of your first visit, helping you better understand what the costs of treatment will look like.