Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.
Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with a FREE initial consultation!
When you’ve schedule your initial consultation, please take a minute to print and fill out the patient form before your first appointment.
Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, and receive an initial exam. During your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your patient form
- Give you an initial exam
- Determine whether orthodontic treatment is needed
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all the information you need to determine whether orthodontic treatment is needed. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
What happens after the initial consultation?
- Records appointment
- Diagnostic records are required and obtained
- A complete oral exam, with X-rays, study models and photos
What happens after diagnostic records?
- Case presentation appointment
- Find out which treatment options will best meet your needs
- Help you create a customized treatment plan
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your case oresentation appointment we will schedule your first appointment and, in most cases, Dr. Filippone will place your new orthodontic appliance(s). This appointment generally takes about one and a half hours and is scheduled on a weekday in the morning. During this time, our team will be available to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to six weeks, in most cases, is an essential part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know which days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly front desk staff will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is vital that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure you receive the best possible care.