Your First Visit
We understand the apprehension some adults and children may have toward receiving orthodontic treatment, and we want to make your orthodontic experience as comfortable and fun as possible! Your first visit to our office is a time for us to get to know you and determine what your main concerns are. We will ease your fears by giving you as much information as possible to help you feel comfortable. Each member of our team is friendly and accessible and we encourage our patients or parents to ask questions. We believe that patients will feel more comfortable if they know what to expect and are well informed of a procedure before it occurs. We try to avoid any unexpected surprises and let each patient know everything we are going to do, before we do it.
You will be greeted at the front desk and directed to a private room to fill our patient forms with the Treatment Coordinator. To assist with your paperwork, please bring with you the Healthy History Forms, any insurance forms, and your insurance card. After a tour of our office, the patient will proceed with diagnostic records, consisting of photos of your teeth and smile and Panoramic and Lateral Cephalograph x-rays.
Dr. Blake will then perform an examination, and discuss the malocclusion and related problems. To help our patients better understand their orthodontic treatment, we use an interactive patient consultation system which also allows us to display your chart, x-rays, photographs and treatment plan. Dr. Blake will discuss treatment options and demonstrate applicable appliances and answer any questions that may arise.
If treatment is necessary, we will explain our fee plan, discuss insurance options and answer any questions regarding treatment.