Keeping Appointments as Convenient for You as Possible
As a courtesy, you will receive a telephone, text message, or e-mail prior to your appointment. Appointments are an important part of your treatment, as time has been reserved specifically for you. A few things to keep in mind:
Please arrive on time for your appointment. If for some reason you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. This allows another patient to use your time slot.
Once you have braces, please let us know ahead of time of any loose bands or brackets. This will allow us to provide adequate time for all procedures.
We also provide you with a school excuse for the time you were in our office.
Our clinical staff includes several certified orthodontic assistants. Suzy, Kari, Tara, Tissie, Brittany and Melissa have more than 65 years of experience between them. Our clinical assistants are some of the most highly trained and respected assistants in the industry. They are committed to providing exceptional care to all of our patients.
Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 6-10 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this active phase of treatment, you will need to:
Practice good oral hygiene and proper nutrition
Also continue to visit your dentist regularly. Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions.
Your Dental Care Is Important to Us & Your Orthodontic Treatment
Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make certain that all cavities have been treated and that the health of your gums and underlying bone are free of periodontal disease.
Your family dentist should also schedule cleaning and cavity checkup visits during your orthodontic care.
We would like to reinforce the need to keep your regular visits with your family dentist.
We are an aid to your dentist, not a replacement.