Your First Visit
We look forward to meeting you at your first visit to our office! Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X- rays, photos, and impressions for study models: These are necessary to develop the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.
What to expect
During the initial examination for each patient, Dr. Montemurno will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment:
Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate 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?
While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction. We encourage you to ask questions as well
We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We will make sure that you will leave the office with a clear understanding of your specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions you may have.
Please assist us by providing 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 can give you an estimate of your costs.
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you’re an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctor and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve – a healthy, beautiful one!
Before we can start treatment, there are several forms we need from you. You can find and download them below: