New Patient Exam:
This first visit to our office gives us a chance to get to know you. We ask that
you bring any insurance forms and cards along with your New Patient Paperwork.
You will meet our Treatment Coordinator who will answer any questions you might have and find out your specific concerns, take diagnostic Records which include
A panorex Xray and Photos. The Dr will then do an extensive examination and determine what type of treatment would benefit you most. He will discuss Treatment options and treatment time. If he feels that you are ready to get started, we can expedite treatment and get you schedules as soon as possible.
Our Treatment Coordinator will also be able to discuss the cost of your orthodontic treatment and review our financing options with you. If you have orthodontic coverage, she will review your coverage, benefits and savings. At the completion of your first visit, you will receive a copy of your clinical photos and your individual treatment plan information.
By the end of your first visit, we want you to feel at home and just like a part of the family! It is of utmost importance to our team that your experience is as much fun for you as it is for us!
We make it a top priority to value both you and your time. That’s why we make every effort to stay on or ahead of schedule. Most parents work and all children attend school. It is important to us to inconvenience your work or school schedule as little as possible. Since the vast majority of our patients are under 18, it is unavoidable that some school-time appointments will be necessary.
In order to be fair to all patients, we alternate appointments during school months. We will be glad to work around certain classes that are very important or ones in which your child may be struggling. We are happy to provide your child with a school excuse for each scheduled appointment. it is important for your child to
turn these in to the appropriate school official.
We have recently started A new program to incentivize patients that attend appointments between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.
If you keep all of your appointment between these hours (from August-June)we will give you a $200.00 refund at the end of your Treatment. *Emergency appointments may be scheduled outside of these hours.
In preparation for your appointment, allow the following time for each appointment type:
New Patient Exam – 60 minutes
Bonding Braces – 60-90 minutes
Adjustment Appointments – 30 minutes
Braces removal– 60-90 minutes
Should you arrive late for an appointment, we will attempt to treat you; however, past 15 min late we will need to reschedule the appointment to respect other patients schedules.
Rescheduling Of Appointments
When an appointment has to be rescheduled for any reason, we ask that you take the next available appointment to prevent treatment delays.
Appointment Scheduling: 801-513-7786
Insurance and Financial Information:
It is our mission to never allow finances get in the way of Orthodontic Treatment! We offer a variety of flexible payment options to meet your needs. Please ask us about financing options, credit card payments and bank auto drafts.
There are many insurance out there. Insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. This can vary from a discount program, Copay plan, or a % up to a dollar amount. Remember that insurance policies vary, and we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims.
Please remember if during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.
WHY IS 7 THE BEST AGE TO BRING YOUR CHILD IN:
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
At this stage of mixed dentition, we can spot potential orthodontic problems related to jaw growth and eruption of adult teeth. Some growth-related orthodontic problems are easier to correct when they are identified early…while the facial bones are still growing.
An early exam allows us to determine how and when a child’s particular jaw and/or dental problems should be corrected for the optimal results. Early treatment, or phase one therapy, may be needed to create a better environment to idealize the bite for the patient or possibly create an environment to elevate treatment forever. An early orthodontic examination does not always result in immediate treatment. After evaluating your child, we may simply want to monitor your child periodically while the permanent teeth erupt and the jaws and face continue to develop.