Orthodontics: Your First Visit

At South Belmont Orthodontics & Oral Surgery, we believe that one of our most important goals as experienced and compassionate orthodontic professionals involves putting a patient’s mind at ease from the moment they walk through the door. We understand that at the end of the day, everyone is unique and no two patients are created equally.

At your complimentary initial consultation, you will get the opportunity to meet our team and tour the office. At this visit, we will learn as much about you as possible, including what brought you in and what type of situation you’re dealing with. This will also put us in a much better position to recommend the right type of treatment options to accomplish your smile goals moving forward.

Next, we’ll dive deep into your existing dental records and go over not only your X-rays but also any photos, notes, and more. We’ll also take up-to-date X-rays and photos if needed, which will be helpful during the remainder of the treatment process.

After your consultation, we’ll get down to business and get serious about whatever treatment option you’ve selected. Again, we’ll go over everything with you in great detail so that you know precisely what to expect – that includes going over payment and financing options, potential treatment timetables, and more. We will also take this time to address any concerns you may have or answer any lingering questions, all so that you can be totally confident that you’ve come to the right place in terms of your oral care.

Oral Surgery: Your First Visit

Before any oral surgery procedure, it’s important that we bring you in for a consultation. Your initial consultation is a chance for you to learn more about your upcoming procedure. It’s also a time for your doctor’s staff to get the information they need from you. All of this preparation helps us ensure a smooth procedure and a swift recovery. Knowing what to expect before you come can help you make the most of this essential appointment.

At this first visit, you’ll fill out your paperwork with information about your insurance and your medical history. Be sure to bring along a picture ID and your insurance card. If you have had x-rays taken at a different dentist’s office, arrange to have those sent to our offices if possible. Make a note of any medications you take, both prescription and over-the-counter. This should include the dosages and how often you take them. Be sure to include any supplements or vitamins, as well.

During your consultation, the front desk staff will be going over your insurance and the treatment plan. Based on these, they will be able to give you your estimated out-of-pocket cost. We’ll schedule your procedure and let you know what to expect on the day of surgery.

You’ll leave with a post-op informational packet that will summarize what you’ve learned and will tell you what to do on the day of your procedure. You’ll also have an emergency number to keep handy in case you have questions or concerns after your procedure.