Your first visit to GD Orthodontics is exciting! It’s a chance for us to learn more about you, and for you to learn about the treatments and services we offer as well as meet our doctor and staff. To get started, when you first come into our office, you’ll meet our friendly treatment coordinator.
Your First Visit
Your first appointment will usually take about an hour. This is the appointment where you will be able to ask all of your questions and learn about what we can offer. Our treatment coordinator will take some information from you and give you a tour of the office. Next you’ll be given an exam and have some images taken of your mouth and jaw.
The most important part of the first visit is to determine what treatment is necessary to correct any problems that are affecting your teeth and bite — and whether we should begin now, or wait for your mouth to grow.
Following the exam, we will discuss your treatment options and the developmental stage of the teeth and jaws. In many cases, depending upon the age of the patient, we will recommend coming back for periodic visits until the teeth and jaw have matured.
This is the best time to ask questions about orthodontics and your treatment plan. Many patients have the same or similar questions, but we are open to hearing and answering anything you would like to know. Some of the most common questions include:
Be on time for your appointment
Have adequate time during your appointment to undergo the necessary procedures
Ask questions; we want to update you on your progress and keep you informed!
When you leave our office, we think you’ll have a better understanding of how we can help you get the best possible smile. So why not take the first step now — call us for a consultation!