To learn more about orthodontic options for you or your child, the first step is an orthodontic consultation with one of our orthodontists.
At 1st Family Dental, all orthodontic consultations are free and do not require a commitment to begin treatment. Your orthodontic consultation will provide you with the opportunity to take a tour of the office, meet the orthodontist and the staff, discuss any concerns you may have, and discover what treatment options are available for you or your child.
What to expect during an orthodontic consultation
Your consultation will provide you with the opportunity to take a tour of the office, meet the orthodontist and the staff, discuss any concerns you may have, and discover what treatment options are available for you or your child.
During your initial consultation, you can expect the following:
- A review of your dental and medical history
- An oral exam and possible X-rays
- A preliminary customized treatment plan
- An explanation of all costs, insurance options, and payment plans available.
- A question and answer session about your treatment plan
Common questions we hear during the consultation are:
- How long will the treatment take?
- What types of treatment options are available, such as metal or clear braces, or Invisalign?
- Will teeth need to be extracted?
Orthodontic consultations for children
If the orthodontic consultation is for a child under the age of 18, an adult parent or guardian must accompany the child for the duration of the consultation. Your child’s dentist is trained to identify bite issues at an early age and may recommend that your child see an orthodontist for an initial consultation following a regular checkup visit. Age 7 is usually the most common time for the first orthodontic consultation.
Cost and insurance coverage for orthodontic consultations
Orthodontic consultations are always 100% free at 1st Family Dental, and do not require a commitment to start treatment. During your consultation, a member of our staff will carefully review your customized treatment plan. Our treatment estimates are comprehensive, and include all elements of treatment from start to finish. Whether or not you have dental insurance, we offer interest free financing options and convenient payment schedules to help ensure your investment in your child’s future is also a manageable part of your monthly budget.
How can I make a consultation or appointment for orthodontic treatment?
We are proud to offer orthodontic services for pediatric, teenage, and adult patients at every 1st Family Dental location. Our licensed and experienced orthodontic specialists are accepting new patients.