What to Expect
Thank you for your interest in orthodontics at Arkansas Dentistry & Braces. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the smile you've always wanted!.
Your First Appointment
There is no charge for the initial exam and consultation. This appointment usually takes around one hour.
•Depending on the circumstances, we may ask your permission to take a panoramic x-ray (an x-ray that shows all of the teeth on one large film) in order to evaluate the development and general health of the teeth – particularly any teeth which have not yet grown in.
•The doctor will do a comprehensive clinical exam, discuss your treatment options with you in detail, and answer any questions you may have.
•If the clinical exam reveals you are ready for orthodontic treatment, complete diagnostic records will be made including additional X-rays and photos of the patient’s face and teeth. These records are helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
•If the clinical exam reveals you are not ready for treatment, we will set up an Observation Appointment to monitor any changes due to growth.
Once treatment is agreed upon, the Arkansas Dentistry & Braces Treatment Coordinator will discuss appointments, financial arrangements, answer any insurance questions and schedule your appointment to begin treatment. Depending on your schedule and ours, we may be able to start treatment that same day!