What To Expect At Your First Orthodontist Appointment

It’s always a good time to start thinking about upgrading your smile, and your first orthodontist appointment is the first stop on your smile journey! Improving your bite is a great choice for your appearance and your long-term health.

When thinking about starting orthodontic treatment for you or your child, you may have a lot of questions. What does the orthodontist do at the first appointment? Can you get braces on at your first orthodontist appointment? These are all normal questions that we aim to answer in this and following posts. Stay tuned!

Learn more about what to expect at your first orthodontist appointment and the different types of orthodontic treatment. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics today!

Can You Get Braces On Your First Orthodontist Appointment?

Yes, you can! You may be eligible for braces or Invisalign during your first visit. However, we must first perform an initial exam to determine the right orthodontic treatment for your needs. When we have fully evaluated your bite, we will talk with you about your orthodontic treatment options.

At Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics, we offer many types of orthodontic treatment. Whether you need self-ligating braces, clear braces, or Invisalign we have an option for your unique smile!

So, What Happens At Your First Orthodontist Appointment?

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Before you arrive at our office we send you your paperwork through an online form. If you were unable to fill it out before your appointment, we will give you an opportunity to complete it at your appointment. Next, we will introduce you to our experienced orthodontic team. Then, we will do a clinical exam of your bite and take photos and x-rays of your teeth and jaw. After we’ve collected the information we need about your bite, we will talk with you about your orthodontic treatment options and make some recommendations. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the treatment plan, costs, and more. Here are some things to expect at your first orthodontist appointment.
  • Initial Exam And Imaging

    After being admitted through the office, we will perform a clinical examination and take x-rays and photos of your teeth. We use cutting-edge 3-D scanning and imaging to find out more information about your bite. Using this data, we will strategize your treatment plan.
  • Review Exam Results And Pick A Treatment Plan

    Once we have more information about your bite, we will talk about your treatment options and make recommendations for your unique needs. We will discuss your smile goals and help you decide the right treatment for you and your budget.
  • Ask Questions

    At Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable and confident with your treatment plan. We encourage you to ask questions about treatment timeline, cost, appointments, and more. Plus, even if you have queries after your first appointment, we’ll send you home with helpful reading materials about your orthodontic treatment. And if you have more questions, feel free to call our office.
  • Go Over Financing Options & Payment Plans

    Our office team will review your insurance and talk about payment plans for your budget. Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics offers flexible and varied financial options, including interest-free payment plans. Plus, our office has experience filing many types of insurance. Rest assured we can help you find a payment solution for your wallet!
  • Schedule Your Next Appointment

    After your first orthodontist appointment, we will schedule your next appointment to kick off your treatment plan. Plus, if you’re a kid, we’ll send you off with a scoop of ice cream!

Book Your First Orthodontist Appointment Today!

At Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics, we believe that everyone can benefit from the perks of a happy, healthy smile. When you choose to improve your smile at our practice, you get a team that is extensively trained and experienced, with over 150 combined years in orthodontic healthcare. See how Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics provides five-star orthodontic care across Raleigh and Fuquay Varina. Schedule a complimentary consultation with us today!