First Visit

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 What to Expect

The first appointment takes about one hour, consists of an examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. We begin with diagnostic records, which include X-rays and photos. During the examination, Dr. Buck and Dr Johnston address  the following questions:

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?
  • It is our goal to make orthodontics affordable through a customized financial plan.

What to Bring

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

  • Any information provided by your dentist.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card.
  • Complete the initial forms we sent you or download them below.
  • Coupon

By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of your costs.

New Patient Forms

You can download and email/print the appropriate forms,  fill them out and either bring them with you on your first appointment or email them to us before your appointment.