What to Expect
Your Child’s First Visit
It is recommended that a child have their first dental check-up by the age of 1. Informing your child about their first dental visit is very helpful. At your child’s first visit, we will review the medical/dental health history form with you. We will get to know your child and help them to feel comfortable in the office by explaining what will happen during their visit, and showing them the tools and instruments we will use to help keep their smile healthy.
We encourage parents to accompany their child during their visit. This gives you an opportunity to see us working with your child and allows us to discuss dental findings and treatment needs directly with you. A thorough head and neck examination and evaluation of the teeth and gums are performed. Radiographs (x-rays) are taken only if necessary. If no treatment is needed, the teeth will be cleaned and a fluoride treatment will be provided.
When you come in for your initial visit, please be sure to bring your dental insurance card and arrive early to fill out your initial paperwork if you have not already done so. We look forward to meeting you and your child for your first appointment!
Your first visit will consist of a consultation to discuss your goals and reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment. We will review any x-rays and notes from your dentist, and create images of teeth and the surrounding area using cameras and x-rays to help us determine if orthodontic treatment is indicated. Our team will present your diagnosis and recommend treatment options, and develop a plan that best fits your individual needs. We will discuss treatment options and timelines, as well as costs and payment options for any proposed treatments.
Once your treatment plan and financial arrangements have been determined, we will schedule the first series of appointments to place your braces or appliance, and provide you with an estimated timeline for future visits.
When you come in for your initial visit, please be sure to bring your insurance card (if applicable) and arrive early to fill out our initial paperwork if you have not already done so.
We look forward to seeing you in the office and showing you how orthodontic care can enhance your dental health and overall wellness. We want you to have the confidence to share your smile with the world!