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First Visit

What to Expect at Your First Visit

We look forward to meeting you on your first visit to our office. This important 30-minute visit will give Dr. Kesselman insight into your orthodontic needs. 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. Your first orthodontic visit will consist of an examination and discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will address your orthodontic needs to determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment. We may ask to take an x-ray or photographs to help determine your specific needs. As always, we encourage you to ask questions.

If your initial examination indicates the need for treatment, we will schedule another appointment to acquire complete diagnostic records. Once diagnostic records are obtained, a consultation to discuss options, time frames and financial arrangements will be made.

While we can often answer general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas of concern after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

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

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to determine your insurance benefits.
  • You may also assist us by downloading and completing our patient forms.

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!