Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that 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 that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial consultation
Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics and how sleep and breathing is the underlying cause of most orthodontic problems and receive a complete initial exam. During your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Provide a complete oral exam with the doctor explaining what he sees initially in that exam
- Test your airways with the eccovision rhinometer and pharangometer with interpretation
- Make an appointment for clinical records which will include X-rays, pictures, and a 3D intraoral scan
Next is the conference
- You should have already had your Records appointment
- Dr. Christensen will explain the customized treatment plan to you using those clinical records that were done
- Discuss financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
What happens after the conference?
You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! After your conference, we will schedule your first appointment. This appointment generally takes about 90 minutes, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
Visiting the orthodontist about every eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what 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 scheduling coordinator will assist you. We're looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.