Every Smile Starts With An Initial Consultation
Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:
• Review your dental and medical history forms
• Perform a oral exam, take photographs, and take X-rays if required, to determine whether treatment is necessary
• Help you create a customized treatment plan, including an estimated treatment time
• Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
If treatment is indicated at the time of the exam, we may reserve some time following the exam for diagnostic records.
We invite all guardians who are involved in the decision-making process to attend in person, over the phone, or via video conference. Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months
- Any other records that you may have available
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
What Happens After The Initial Consultation
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule a series of appointments and Dr. Millar, Dr. Ponce and the team at North Shore Orthodontics.
1. Diagnostic records: 20 minute appointment
2. Delivery of appliances: variable time based on specific appliances (for examples placing braces takes 1-1.5 hours, cementing a space maintainer takes 20 minutes, delivering aligners takes 20 minutes)
3. Follow-up appointments to check progress: frequency dependent on appliances (2-10 weeks intervals)
4. Retention: after your active treatment is completed, you will receive retainers and we will advise you on when to wear these.
Visiting The Dentist During Treatment
It is vital that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months or more frequently for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure you receive the best possible care.
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