What to Expect at Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Just like folks visiting from outside of Walla Walla expect to see beautiful wineries and rolling wheat fields, we like to set expectations for all our oral care services, including our Orthodontic services. If you’re wondering what you’ll do at your first orthodontic appointment, we can help you!

Purpose and Expectations

The purpose of your first orthodontics appointment is for our team to provide information about your orthodontic treatment so that you can make an informed decision.

Orthodontic X-Rays and Photos

Your first orthodontic appointment will begin with x-rays and photos taken by one of our knowledgeable and welcoming staff members. Immediately following, the basics of orthodontic treatment will be discussed to help you understand what to expect.

5-Minute Orthodontic Assessment

Next, Dr. Sam, will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, jaws, bite and smile. This is really easy, as all he uses is a small mirror and asks you to open and close a few times.

Orthodontic Recommendations and Treatment Options

Immediately after the exam, Dr. Sam will provide his recommendations including:

  • Treatment options available
  • Estimated overall treatment time
  • Best time to begin treatment
  • Answer any questions that you have

How Expensive Are Braces?

Following this discussion, our treatment coordinator will present the cost of treatment and go over all payment options. If you’re excited to start treatment the same day, we’ll make it happen as long as the schedule allows.

We’d love to see you in the office for a complimentary consultation to help you get on your way to your dream smile. We’re here to help!

The secret phrase is BRACES ARE COOL!!!

See you soon!