Your First Orthodontic Visit: What to Expect

Orthodontics can change your life for the better in many ways, but in the beginning, you may feel equal parts excited and overwhelmed. This is especially true if you aren’t sure what to expect from the process. At Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics, we take your trust in us seriously and want you to feel fully confident in the care we provide. That begins from the moment you walk through our door!

Your first visit with us is one of the most important appointments you’ll have, and we do our best to make it as rewarding and stress-free as possible. We’ll take a closer look below at what you can expect from this initial consultation, and the next steps in your orthodontic journey.

Your first visit with Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics

When you arrive at one of our offices, you’ll be greeted warmly and introduced to some of our talented team. After a quick tour to help you feel comfortable with your surroundings, we’ll look through your medical and dental history, then take a few x-rays, photos, and impressions for our diagnostic records. Once these are complete, Dr. Chiang will perform a thorough oral examination.

Although the unknown can be scary, you don’t have to worry about any part of the orthodontic process with our practice! We’ll make sure you understand each step and never want you to feel rushed or like your questions and concerns have gone unanswered. After your exam is complete, we’ll sit down with you to discuss a variety of topics, including:

  • any oral issues you’re experiencing
  • if treatment is needed immediately
  • what treatment options are available to correct the problem
  • if any permanent teeth will need to be removed first
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total investment required for treatment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

To create a customized treatment plan for your smile, we’ll look at your specific needs, your lifestyle, and your goals. This approach allows us to consistently produce superior results that give both our team and our patients something to be proud of!

Your investment in a healthier smile

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Chiang, we’ll walk you through the investment needed for your new smile. Every orthodontic patient has their own unique needs and will respond to treatment in their own way, so the total treatment costs will vary from case to case. Don’t worry – we’ll ensure that you understand all the associated costs of treatment before we begin the process!

Here at Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have access to the orthodontic treatment they need. That’s why we’re committed to providing high-quality care for patients in our community by offering affordable treatment options that work with every budget. We have a wide variety of payment options to meet your needs, including credit cards, bank drafts, and financing options.

If you have insurance that covers orthodontic treatment, you’ll receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Since many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance, our team is happy to review your insurance to help you maximize your benefits. Once treatment has started, we can file your claims for you.

Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.

What comes next

Once your consultation is complete, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to receive your new orthodontic appliance. You’ll also be scheduled for follow-up appointments with us every 6-8 weeks or so, depending on your treatment plan. During these visits, we’ll adjust your appliance if necessary and check that everything is progressing according to plan.

These visits are an essential part of your orthodontic treatment, so you mustn’t skip them. Sometimes life has other plans, however! While we do our best to make sure appointments are scheduled for a day and time that’s convenient for you, if for some reason you’re running late or can’t make your appointment, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to accommodate you by rescheduling your appointment for another day. This will keep your treatment on target.

Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics will give you a smile worth sharing

You’re more than a number here at Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics – you’re part of our family. You’re putting your smile into the best hands by choosing our practice! Our talented team combines personalized care with advanced technology to deliver the best results in the shortest amount of time possible, and we’ll recommend only the most necessary and efficient treatment.

Orthodontic treatment is one of the most important investments you can make for yourself or your family, and it should only be entrusted to experienced orthodontists like Dr. Chiang. If you’re interested in learning more about how orthodontics can benefit you, get in touch today to schedule your first visit! We’re here to give you the smile you’ve always wanted – and deserve.