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Every new smile starts with an initial consultation...

At your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Perform an initial exam and discuss your orthodontic concerns
  • Decide with you on next steps

Tip: Filling out our patient forms before your first visit can streamline the process.

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Next Steps

  • Diagnostic records appointment (photographs and scans taken with our iTero digital impression system—no messy goopy molds!)
  • Treatment consultation (private discussion of findings and recommended treatment plan)
  • Customized Invisalign tray delivery

Dr. Baker with a patient

Scheduling Appointments

Visiting the orthodontist regularly is an important part of your treatment. Morning and early afternoon hours are generally reserved for longer appointments—such as for diagnostic records and appliance placement. If you are missing some school or work for these appointments, we can provide a printed excuse slip upon request.

Once you are in active orthodontic treatment, we will do our best to schedule appointments after school or work. Overall, we will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible.

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Late and Missed Appointments

We want your treatment to proceed as quickly and smoothly as possible. This can only happen if your appointments for appliance checks and adjustments stay on schedule.

Of course we also understand that “life happens,” and if you’re running late, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. Barring a last-minute illness or emergency, we request at least 48 hours notice for rescheduled appointments.

Emergency Visits

Unexpected problems sometimes occur during treatment. Some problems can be handled with at-home care until your next appointment. Other problems will require an extra visit to our office. In either case, please call our office as soon as possible to help us determine how best to handle the problem and avoid any delay in your treatment.

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is important 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.