Visiting the Orthodontist for the First Time

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Entering an orthodontist’s office for the first time is understandably intimidating. At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, we understand that getting orthodontic treatment is a big step for many people, so we do everything we can to make you feel comfortable about the whole process. That’s why we offer a free, no-pressure consultation before you decide whether or not you will start treatment. Here is what you can expect when you visit our office for the first time.

What to Expect from Your Initial Exam

We want our patients to make the most educated decision when they choose to start orthodontic treatment, so we offer a full exam to prepare you to make that decision before you ever spend any money. You can expect to be greeted by friendly faces as soon as you walk in the door. To save time, you can create an account and fill out your new patient paperwork online prior to your exam. This way, you can show up and relax in our comfortable waiting area until we are ready to assist you, which shouldn’t be long.

Our staff will be happy to show you around the office to see the state-of-the-art equipment we use during the course of treatment. You will also get to meet our highly-trained orthodontic staff who will be helping to guide you through your treatment.

After taking a look at your teeth, we will take photos, x-rays and take a digital scan when needed to get a full look at your teeth and the corrections you could benefit from. You can put your worries aside about having to get an impression made using messy molds. Our advanced digital scanner can get a full, detailed look at your teeth in just one minute. For our Invisalign patients, you will even be able to see a digital rendering of your teeth and the way your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

Meeting with the Orthodontist

At this point, you’ll get to sit down with the orthodontist to discuss your options. He will fill you in on all of the issues that we find with your teeth and the recommended corrections, along with the potential treatments. You can also learn about the projected timeline of each option, as well as how much it will cost.

He will go over the pros and cons of each treatment type, while also allowing you to ask any questions or express any concerns. We want you to have the most complete picture possible about what to expect from your treatment.

From here, there’s absolutely no pressure to start a treatment or to make any payments. Conversely, if you want to begin your treatment, you are often able to get your braces placed or have your first set of Invisalign aligners ordered the same day. Contact Charleston Orthodontic Specialists today to schedule your complimentary, risk-free consultation!