We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive oral examination, digital xrays and photographs, and a discussion of customized treatment options. This important 60-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should it be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Does my insurance cover orthodontics?
  • What are my payment options?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

Preparing for Your First Visit

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card and provide this information at the time of the initial phone call. By providing this information, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.
  • A completed Health History form, which will be sent to you once you schedule your initial exam.
  • New patient forms can also be downloaded from our website. – Patient Forms

Thank you for choosing our practice. We look forward to meeting you and starting your journey to a new smile!

Charlotte Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Shelby Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed