We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment is complimentary and will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 1 hour visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. These records are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan and include X-rays, photos, and if needed, impressions for study models.
During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.
- Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
- Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth,
tooth eruption, or other conditions have occurred?
- What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
- Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will it cost?
- What are my payment options?
While we can answer most questions about treatment during the initial examination, in some cases it is necessary for Dr. Spillers to make recommendations following more detailed analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction. We want our patients to have a clear understanding of their needs, what appliances will be used, how treatment will benefit them and how long treatment should take.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.
- To expedite checking in at your first appointment, you may complete the new patient forms and submit them online before your appointment.