What To Expect
Your First Visit

This is just the beginning!

First Things First

What Happens in Your Consultation?

Many of our patients come in to their first appointments a little nervous, but hopeful. That’s totally normal! We’re here to give you all the information you need, but also to show you what’s possible. That’s the really fun part!

Your first consultation is totally free, and there’s no pressure to commit to starting treatment right away. First, you’ll meet the team and tour the office. Then we’ll gather all the records you’ll need — at no charge. This includes an x-ray, digital impressions, and a full exam with Dr Jodi.

Next, you’ll meet with the Treatment Coordinator to discuss Dr. Jodi’s treatment recommendations, what treatment types are available to you, and what the cost will be. Finally, after you make your decision, the next step is to set up an appointment to start treatment, choose your payment plan, and learn about proper care of your new appliances.

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How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Once we’ve decided on the best treatment plan for you, the fun begins! Regular checkups, adjustments, laughs and plenty of high fives are a few of many things for you to look forward to on our journey towards providing you with the best smile around!

First Visit FAQ’s

Will I start treatment on my first visit?

You will not get braces or Invisalign on your very first visit. First, we need to get to know each other! We want to know about all of your concerns and what you want to get out of treatment. We’ll also need to do a full evaluation, including an x-ray, and talk through your treatment options based on your individual needs. Dr. Jodi will then put together a treatment plan, so you can begin your journey toward the smile of your dreams.

Do you offer Virtual Consults?

Yep! You can start a free, no-obligation Virtual Consult from any smart device. And it takes less than 5 minutes to do! Next, Dr. Jodi will evaluate your case and send you personal recommendations on treatment options, pricing, financing, and any other issues to consider. Because we’ll still need to perform an exam and get your x-ray and digital impressions, this doesn’t eliminate the need for your in-office consultation. But it can definitely get you in and out in less time!

Do you accept insurance?

We do accept insurance! We’ll talk through your insurance during your initial consultation, so you know exactly what’s covered.

Can I get a payment plan?

Of course! We are proud to offer 0% interest, in-house financing to help families pay for braces.

Do I have to decide today?

Nope! Many of our patients do decide to go ahead and schedule their treatment, but there’s absolutely no pressure to decide right away. We understand this can be a big decision, and we always want you to do what’s best for you and your family.