We know that decided to get orthodontic treatment is both exciting and intimidating. It is exciting because you are improving the health and appearance of your smile, but it is also intimidating since you probably do not know too much about orthodontics. Our team wants you to know that all of this is perfectly fine—and perfectly normal. We make it our goal to get you feeling comfortable and empowered in your treatment.
What to Expect During Your First Visit
Your first visit is what we call the new patient exam. You come in and speak with our reception staff, get checked in, and learn about our office and team. Once this is finished, you will move to one of our patients rooms, which are specifically designed for comfort and relaxation. Soon, Dr. Eberle will be in to see you.
The goal of the exam is to identify any orthodontic issues that are present in either you or your child. At the end of the exam, Dr. Eberle will decide on one of three outcomes :
- Treatment will be needed in the future, but for now, it is best to just monitor growth, tooth eruption, and other factors that contribute to the approach taken.
- Treatment is needed now.
- Treatment is not needed.
Once the exam is complete, we will go over the outcome of the exam and then address any questions and concerns you have. If treatment is needed now, we will complete special diagnostic records that will guide us in determining the proper treatment methods; this can be done right after your exam visit or we can schedule these records another day. In most cases, these diagnostic records are digital photos, x-rays, and impressions.
Both of these exams are free of cost. If you want your appointments to go faster, download and fill out the forms below before your first visit. We look forward to working with you.