What to Expect From Your First Orthodontic Appointment

What to Expect From Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Meeting new patients for their first orthodontic appointment is my absolute favorite thing to do as an orthodontist! It’s an opportunity to help patients gain the smile they have always wanted and to set their minds at ease over what to expect from orthodontic treatment.

Scheduling an initial consultation at our office is easy—simply give us a call as we like to personally talk to the patient or parent to make sure we have answered all questions and that they feel comfortable with our process. At Moravec Orthodontics, your initial exam is complimentary! This is why we encourage parents to have all children screened by the age of seven to see if and when orthodontic treatment would be beneficial.  Since it’s no cost to you, why not come and see if we can help your child? Your first appointment is a one-hour consultation where you’ll work with a Treatment Coordinator who will guide you through the new patient process.

We start the consultation with photographs—taking pictures of your face and smile and then your teeth and bite, digitally. We then use a 3D cone beam image that scans to capture the patient’s teeth, mouth, and jaw. After reviewing these images, I will do an examination and take specific measurements. More often than not, I can formulate and recommend a treatment plan during this initial examination.

The goal for most child and teenage patients is the same: straight teeth, great smile aesthetics, good bite, and long-term dental health. For adults, the objective might simply be to have a nicer smile. Either way, we work your personal goals into our treatment plan for the most effective results.

We present your tailored treatment plan on a large flatscreen monitor, walking you step-by-step through the process. We’ll cover all the options—braces, SureSmile, clear aligners, and combination treatments—highlighting the method or methods that best suit your case, lifestyle, and personal needs.

At Moravec Orthodontics, we want every patient to feel comfortable and confident in their treatment plan. This is an investment in your or your child’s future that will still be paying dividends fifty years from now. Seeking orthodontic treatment now will allow you to have a great smile for years to come.

Don’t put off a healthy and straight smile any longer. Find a qualified and well-experienced orthodontist, schedule an initial consultation, and learn about the treatment options available to you—your smile will thank you. If you are interested in starting your orthodontic journey with Moravec Orthodontics, simply give us a call at 815-422-1096 today!