What to Expect At a Braces Consultation for Adults
Many have questions regarding what to Expect at an orthodontic consultation—Which is exactly why we wrote this chapter!
We’ll attempt to answer the most common questions we hear from adults as we walk you through the typical braces consultation.
1: First, you can schedule your free adult braces consultation with Premier Orthodontics.
You can click here to schedule your orthodontic consultation online. With our online scheduling tool and you can pick the day and time that works best at the office nearest you.
2. Upon arrival at your consultation, you will be greeted by one of our treatment coordinators.
She or he is fully prepared to make everything from the first appointment to an entire treatment program go smoothly for your consultation.
Your treatment coordinator will be with you the entire time during your first visit.
At the consultation, your treatment coordinator will review your information, health history, insurance information and/or any concerns regarding your teeth and smile.
3: The orthodontist will conduct a “Smile Analysis”.
This is a thorough orthodontic exam, including teeth, mouth, jaws, and face. Safe digital X-rays are taken of the teeth and surrounding bone and of the jaw structures.
Your orthodontist will present his or her “report of findings,”…
…this will be a brief presentation in plain English (not medical jargon) of the full state of your teeth.
The orthodontist will explain any present problems and the best method for correction.
If treatment is needed, your orthodontist will offer recommendations and options. This will be an individualized, personalized plan of treatment.
After this report of findings, you will know:
4: We will answer all of your questions and concerns.
There are no dumb or embarrassing questions. Of the countless patients who have visited our office for a consultation, every one of them had questions!
We do not want you just nodding, then later wondering, “what did he mean by that?” or saying “I wish I’d asked about …”
This is not one of those “I’m the doctor—trust me—just do what I say because I said so” offices.
Most questions will have been answered by the orthodontist’s report of findings, but we know it’s a lot to take in…
…so, any and all questions you have should be asked and answered at your consultation.
Our goal is not just a healthy, attractive smile but also your anxiety-free comfort from start to finish.
5: We explain the costs of treatment and discuss payment arrangements.
All financing options will be discussed and your treatment coordinator will work with you to find a payment plan you can comfortably afford.
You will be given the option to choose both the down payment and monthly payment that best fits your budget.
If you are ready to begin treatment, you will have the option of starting treatment that same day or scheduling a return appointment to begin your treatment.
In total, you should allow about thirty minutes for the orthodontic consultation, and an additional 45 minutes if you choose to start treatment the same day.
You deserve a careful, thorough, and anxiety-free experience.
Schedule a Free Adult Braces Consultation
You can schedule a 100% free consultation with Premier Orthodontics to find out:
At your initial exam and consultation you’ll discover: