First Visit

First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays and photos and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. The first visit is complimentary and will last approximately one hour.

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.

Common Questions

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment 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?
  • What are my payment options?

Schuessler Orthodontics PatientsDuring the first visit, we will discuss treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.

Preparing for Your Visit

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

  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.
  • Please take a moment complete the patient forms below, click on the forms to download, fill them out online and submit back to our office. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to provide you with prompt service.

You may download and print these forms for your records. To properly print and view these forms, a PDF viewer is required.

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