Can You Get Braces On Your First Orthodontist Appointment?

If you’ve been thinking about orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, now is a great time to make it happen! The first step to achieving your best smile is to schedule an initial exam and consultation with Dr. Mary Cay and her terrific team.  

Learn more about what to expect at your first orthodontist appointment with Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics.

What To Expect At Your First Orthodontist Appointment

The main aim of your first orthodontist appointment is to assess your dental needs and desires and discuss your treatment options. Many times we can place your braces or scan for Invisalign during your first appointment.  We want to be certain that you are comfortable with every aspect of your proposed treatment at the time we start your treatment.

So, What Happens At Your First Orthodontist Appointment?

It is very important to Dr. Koen and her team that you feel comfortable during your initial visit to our office. Once you make your initial appointment, you will be given information that will allow you to fill out a health history and patient information form online. You can complete this at your leisure and give the office the information needed to determine your insurance coverage for orthodontics ahead of your appointment. Once you arrive you will be given a brief tour of our office and receive complimentary diagnostic records by our Records Specialist. A scan of your teeth rather than plaster models will be made if desired or needed. You will then be escorted to a special exam room to meet the Treatment Coordinator who will walk you through the examination and customized treatment planning session with Dr. Koen. Following the meeting with Dr. Koen, the TC will answer any more questions you might have about the treatment, appointments, and financial arrangements. It is important to us that we customize the financial plans as well as the treatment plan.  
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Initial Exam And Imaging

Dr. Koen will do an oral examination to assess your smile needs. Then, using our state-of-the-art iTero 3D images as well as radiographs and photographs, Dr. Koen will discuss her findings and recommendations for treatment options, timing, and duration. Large-scale computer photos will allow Dr. Koen to give you a “tour” of your smile and explain any concerns she has. The iTero scan can also be utilized to give you a prediction of the possible treatment outcome.

Review Exam Results And Pick A Treatment Plan

Using the data from our exam results, we will discuss your treatment goals and your treatment options. No matter what type of orthodontic treatment you need, we can find the right solution for your lifestyle.

Ask Questions

At Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics, we want you to feel empowered and educated about your treatment; so, we will encourage you to ask a lot of questions! Our team is always here to answer any queries you have going forward.
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Go Over Financing Options & Payment Plans

We understand that orthodontic treatment is an investment, and we don’t want financial considerations to be an obstacle to a beautiful smile. We accept many insurances, offer in-house financing and flexible payment plans so you can fit orthodontic treatment within your budget.

Schedule An Appointment To Place Your Appliances

Once we’ve determined what orthodontic treatment is right for you, we’ll schedule an appointment so we can place your appliances. Whether you choose Damon System braces or Invisalign, you can trust our team to create your dream smile. On most days it may be possible to start your treatment the same day as your exam. To be able to take advantage of this, be sure that your dental cleaning and any necessary restorative needs have been met.

Book Your First Orthodontist Appointment Today!

Once we’ve determined what orthodontic treatment is right for you, we’ll schedule an appointment so we can place your appliances. Whether you choose Damon System braces or Invisalign, you can trust our team to create your dream smile. On most days it may be possible to start your treatment the same day as your exam. To be able to take advantage of this, be sure that your dental cleaning and any necessary restorative needs have been met.
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