Office Visits

 

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.

Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

Your first visit

Every smile starts with a New Patient examination!

Your initial visit will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During that initial visit, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Perform a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
  • Acquire necessary additional records required for treatment, if you elect to proceed
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans

Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your New Patient examination.

Your second visit

You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your initial visit, we will schedule a comprehensive consultation to review the doctors findings and confirm the treatment you need. After the consultation, you are ready to begin the journey!

Regular appointments

On your first appointment, Dr. Baughman will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and is very easy. After this appointment, your teeth are in motion and improvements are being made every day.

Scheduling Appointments

Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know which days and times work best for you.

We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. We work hard to stay on time for our patients and ask that you arrive on time and extend us that same courtesy so everyone benefits. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. Kindly inform us in advance of your dental cleaning appointments so we may assist the dentist by removing your archwires, if desired. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure you receive the best possible care.

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