Your first visit is a complimentary consultation appointment. At this evaluation Dr. Mathew will inform you of the following:
- Is orthodontic treatment indicated?
- Is this the appropriate age to begin treatment?
- What is the length of treatment time?
- What is the cost of treatment and what payment plans are available?
- How do we get started?
We also discuss any specific concerns you may have about your child or yourself. We then help you decide if metal braces, ceramic clear braces, or Invisalign is best for you.
If treatment is indicated, the next step is to take appropriate records and start treatment.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist has taken a panoramic X-ray, please have it forwarded to our office as it will be helpful in our diagnosis. A digital radiograph can be emailed to us. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our office.