You will have several different types of appointment throughout your orthodontic treatment with us. We have thoroughly explained each type of appointment below to help you prepare for your visits. Whether you are having your Initial Evaluation, Diagnostic Records Appointment, Banding & Bonding Appointment or just a Regular Check-up Appointment, our doctors and staff will provide you with personalized and professional care.
First Orthodontic Appointment – Initial Evaluation
Your first orthodontic appointment will take approximately 45 minutes. This visit is designed to evaluate and determine your orthodontic needs. A referral is not necessary for this visit. We understand that each patient is unique and we will take the time necessary to discuss treatment concerns and answer any questions you may have. As a courtesy to our patients, we will discuss future appointments and financial options to meet your individual needs.
We value your time and want to keep your wait time as minimal as possible. To make this possible, we encourage you to download, print and complete the New Patient Information form and bring it with you to your initial appointment.
Second Appointment – Diagnostic Records
Following your evaluation, we will schedule an appointment to collect diagnostic records to assist us with treatment planning. This appointment takes about 30 minutes. Diagnostic records include:
- Impressions or molds (which will be used to make study models)
- Place spacers (if indicated)
These records are used by Dr. Pollei to confirm an efficient, personalized treatment plan. They also allow us to track the progress of your treatment.
Third Appointment – Banding Appointment
We will either place the braces on the teeth or take impressions for a special appliance during this visit. Our staff will also review proper home care and hygiene instructions, as well as provide other information about what can/cannot be eaten, what to expect the first few days after having braces put on, etc. This appointment typically lasts approximately two hours.
For your convenience, we are often able to combine the records and banding appointments into a single visit. This allows us to help you to minimize the time away from school, work or other activities.
Once your braces are on, we will see you every five to six weeks for an adjustment. These appointments usually take 15-30 minutes. Because we value your time, our office is committed to seeing patients on time. We ask that you offer the same consideration to us and inform us immediately if you are unable to keep your schedule appointment. While we are happy to reschedule an appointment if needed, please understand that rescheduling an appointment may result in the new appointment being at a less desirable time since most appointments are scheduled several weeks in advance.
Request an Appointment
You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the following forms, then bring them to your appointment.
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Thank you for your interest in our services. Please fill out the information and one of our team members will contact you to schedule an appointment time. We look forward to seeing you soon.