During an orthodontic first visit, Dr. Bernice will do a thorough examination, possibly including an x-ray called a panorex, followed by a discussion of treatment recommendations. As mentioned above, sometimes the best treatment is simply allowing growth, development and eruption to occur naturally. One of the greatest values of these early appointments is to prevent impaction of permanent teeth, saving the patient (and parent) difficult and costly treatment in the future.
If treatment is recommended, our orthodontic treatment coordinator will discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We feel strongly that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will entail and an estimate of treatment time. Our treatment coordinators are very well trained and can answer many of your questions regarding your recommended orthodontic treatment.