Scheduling Appointments

We make it a top priority to value both you and your time. That’s why we make every effort to stay on or ahead of schedule. Most adults work and all children attend school. Inconveniencing your work schedule and/or interrupting your child’s studies as infrequently as possible is very important to our entire office.

If the patient is of school age, it is unavoidable that some school-time appointments will be necessary. We will be glad to work around certain classes that are very important or ones in which your child may be having problems. We provide your child with school excuses for scheduled orthodontic appointments and it is important for your child to turn these in to the proper school official.

We want you to know that our staff will work hard to provide the finest orthodontic care in the most convenient scheduling system possible for you and/or your child. We, too, have families and careers and understand your scheduling concerns. We will do everything we can to ensure that treatment goes as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.

Please allow the following time for each appointment type:

  • Initial Examination – 1 hour
  • Records, if not part of the Initial Examination – 30 minutes
  • Consultation, if not part of the Initial Examination – 30 minutes
  • Initial Bonding – 1 to 2 hours
  • Adjustment Appointments – 15 to 30 minutes

 

Late arrivals

We will try our best to see you, if you arrive late. However, out of respect for other patients, we will have to see them at their scheduled times, as well.

Missed Appointments

While we don’t charge for missed appointments, we do ask that you notify us 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep an appointment, so we may make the appointment available to other patients.

Rescheduling

In the rare instance that you should need to cancel or change an appointment, please call our office immediately.

Frequently cancelled or missed appointments can extend treatment time. Cancel only if it is an emergency as it can be difficult to reschedule your appointment soon thereafter, since most appointments are made 6 to 8 weeks in advance.

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

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meet Dr. Blake

Dr. Elizabeth Blake attended the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.

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