Orthodontics: Your First Visit
At Riverbend Orthodontics and Oral Surgery, we believe that one of our most important goals as experienced and compassionate dental professionals involves putting a patient’s mind at ease from the moment they walk through the door. We understand that at the end of the day, everyone is unique and no two patients are created equally. Having said that, most can agree on the same basic idea: nobody is looking forward to going to the orthodontist.
That’s okay, but at the same time, we also want to do whatever we can to change that impression for the better. That’s why we’ve designed our entire approach to your first visit to generate the type of much-needed peace-of-mind that only comes with knowing you’re taken care of.
Therefore, if you’re coming in as an orthodontics patient, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll immediately be treated to a comprehensive (and totally complimentary) initial exam. This will give our team of professionals the opportunity to learn as much about you as possible, including what brought you in and what type of situation you’re dealing with. This will also put us in a much better position to recommend the right type of treatment options to accomplish your goals moving forward.
At that point, our orthodontics patients will also get an opportunity to meet our team – finally putting faces (and smiles) to those names they’ve been hearing about and reading about on our website. Our team members will take the opportunity to address any concerns you may have or answer any lingering questions, all so that you can be totally confident that you’ve come to the right place in terms of your oral care.
A Relationship Begins
Next, we’ll begin to collect even more actionable information, all so that we can have a deeper understanding of exactly what we need to do to help you accomplish your long-term goals. We’ll dive deep into your existing dental records and go over not only your x-rays but also any photos, notes, and more. We’ll also take up-to-date x-rays and photos if needed, which will be enormously helpful during the remainder of the treatment process.
Speaking of that, this point in the process involves discussing any treatment options that may be available to you, as well as answering any questions that you may have. If you’ve come into Riverbend Orthodontics and Oral Surgery for the purposes of correcting crooked teeth, for example, we’ll go over options like traditional metal braces and Invisalign and help you understand the pros and cons of each one. We’ll give you a comprehensive overview of how they work and what you can accomplish with them, all so that you can make the best decisions possible with regards to your health.
After your consultation, we’ll get down to business and get serious about whatever treatment option you’ve selected. Again, we’ll go over everything with you in great detail so that you know precisely what to expect – that includes going overpayment and financing options, potential treatment timetables, and more.
Finally, we’ll work with you to start scheduling appointments so that your treatment can begin right away. We’ll also discuss how often you should plan on visiting the dentist given the treatment option you’ve selected. To continue with the example of traditional metal braces versus Invisalign, people who go forward with the former tend to have to visit the orthodontist a bit more frequently than the latter. This is because, with Invisalign, there isn’t really anything to “adjust” as there is with the metal brackets and wires found in traditional braces. That may be something that is particularly important to you and, as a result, we want to make sure you know exactly what to expect in the future.
Your Path to Treatment Begins Now
In the end, we want to use your first visit as an invaluable opportunity to really set the stage for everything that is about to come. You’ll get a feel for our unique associate-driven model, where to us it’s less about any individual doctor and is more about Riverbend Orthodontics and Oral Surgery as a whole. But more than anything else, you’ll have complete confidence in our affordable, quality care. This first visit is also a way for us to accomplish what we see as the most important goal of all: allowing you to leave with complete confidence in the fact that you’re about to accomplish all of your objectives and more.
So if you’d like to find out more information about what to expect during your first visit, or if you have any additional questions that you’d just like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact your friends at Riverbend Orthodontics and Oral Surgery today.