First Visit to our Office
Getting Started With EM Orthodontics
We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit at EM Orthodontics. Your first appointment will consist of a thorough examination by Dr. Mejia and a discussion of possible treatment options. We know your time is valuable, so to accelerate treatment, we may also reserve time after the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays and photos that are necessary for developing the suitable treatment plan. This additional appointment will last between 30 minutes to one hour.
During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.
- Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
- Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
- What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
- Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will it cost?
- What are my payment options?
While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. Dr. Mejia feels it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.
We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.