Your First Visit
Orthodontics is non-invasive and so, is well received from most patients. Fear or apprehension is seldom an issue, but we eliminate any potential problem by fully explaining every step of the way to our patients.
At your first visit, you will be greeted at the front desk and will fill out our health history form. To assist with your paperwork, please remember to bring your insurance card with you. Next, the patient will proceed with diagnostic records, consisting of photos of your teeth and smile and digital panorex and cephalometric radiographs with the treatment coordinator.
This appointment completes the data gathering process and allows for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. The diagnosis and treatment plan are then reviewed at a subsequent consultation appointment. At the consultation, we then work together to decide what the best treatment is for you. Dr. Rahimi or Dr. Newton will then perform an examination, and discuss your teeth, bite, and related problems and related problems. We will discuss treatment options and demonstrate applicable appliances if needed, while answering any questions that may arise.
If treatment is necessary, we will explain our fee plan, discuss insurance options and answer any questions. You will leave the office with an initial examination summary, clinical findings (what we found), treatment options, how long treatment will take, what the next steps are and payment options.