First Appointment

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial complimentary appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This allows you to become educated as to your orthodontic situation and feel comfortable with your decision for care. Prior to your visit we ask that you complete the Patient Information and Health Form which will be mailed to you or can be downloaded from our website (download Patient Forms). Bring this form with you to your visit, as well as your insurance information.

At your first visit to our office you will be greeted and given a tour of our office. We will then take complimentary preliminary records which include a panoramic x-ray as well as photos of the face and teeth.

Our Treatment Coordinator will discuss any preliminary concerns. Then Dr. Bedont will conduct an extensive orthodontic examination and discuss the results of his findings. He will also discuss the treatment options and make a recommendation for care.

After you have a complete understanding of the treatment possibilities, our Treatment Coordinator will then review the fees for treatment and discuss our flexible payment options. She will also discuss the policies and procedures of our office.

We know your time is valuable, so if Dr. Bedont feels treatment is ready to begin, a cephalometric x-ray and impressions for study models can be taken at the same appointment for your convenience to avoid a second records visit. Separators will also be placed if necessary.

How much time should you allow for each appointment?

  • Initial Examination: 60 minutes
  • Records, including radiographs and impressions: 30 minutes
  • Placement of braces: 90 minutes
  • Periodic Adjustments: 20-30 minutes