First Visit

Your first orthodontic appointment.There is no charge for your initial consultation.

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of whether treatment is needed, is this the best time to initiate treatment, and possible treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. During the initial examination for each patient, Dr. Seaborn will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is this a condition that orthodontics can correct?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate facial growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

If this is the appropriate time to begin orthodontic treatment, our staff will check with your insurance company to be sure that you have orthodontic coverage and how much of the fee would be covered by the insurance. We always want to do this first so that you fully understand any costs prior to taking any orthodontic records. If the fee is agreeable, the next appointment would be for orthodontic records and a second consultation to review the records with you and your child as to the specific treatment plan. While we can often answer general questions about treatment during the initial examination, the orthodontic records will allow us to better diagnose your case. We feel it is important to discuss each patient's specific concerns because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We want our patients to leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and approximately how long the treatment will take. 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.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

If you’d like to access our New Patient Forms, please click here.
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