Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial consultation!
Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Take a Panorex x-ray, photos of your teeth and provide a complete oral exam to determine if treatment is necessary
- Help you create a customized treatment plan
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
What happens after the initial consultation?
After your consultation, you will need a records appointment to get one additional x-ray and digital scan of your teeth so that Dr. Cheek-Hill can finalize your treatment plan. This is always offered as a convienience, to be done the same day as your consultation and only takes a few additional minutes, or it can be scheduled on a future date. We will then schedule your first appointment to have your treatment started! This appointment generally takes about one to two hours depending on your treatment plan.
Visiting the orthodontist approximately every eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment.We will let you know when it is best to be seen based on your treatment plan. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible.
We understand that “life happens”! If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. We're looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.