We look forward to meeting you on your first visit to our office. During this time, we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your orthodontic treatment. We understand that each patient’s orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve.
This initial visit will consist of a 60-minute appointment during which Dr. Streem will perform a clinical examination with a mirror and she may recommend specific treatment. Certain pictures and x-rays may be taken to evaluate your condition if you are ready for treatment. At this time, the doctor will also discuss with you the indications for treatment, the length of treatment and treatment costs. Dr. Streem will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the proposed treatment.
Because we know your time is valuable, we have provided these patient forms for you to fill out ONLINE. If you come to the appointment a few minutes early, you can also fill out the paper form in person.
At your first visit to our office, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes 1 to 2 hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.