First Visit

We look forward to meeting you on your first visit to our office.  During this time, we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your orthodontic treatment.  We understand that each patient’s orthodontic needs are not the same, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve at not only your first appointment, but every appointment.

Your first orthodontic visit will include photos, an examination of your bite, and a discussion of potential treatment options.  Oftentimes a panoramic radiograph (x-ray) will be needed to aid in the diagnosis at this initial exam, and that radiograph will be taken free of charge in those cases.  This important visit will address if you need orthodontic treatment, when will be the best time to begin your treatment, what our fee will be, and the options for payment.

If you have dental insurance that may include orthodontic benefits, please bring your insurance card with you so we may determine your estimated benefits.

If Dr. Gamache determines that you can begin treatment now, we will have time to complete the additional necessary diagnostic records (impressions and x-rays) at this appointment, if you wish.

 

Open Communication

We encourage questions from patients and parents, and we provide ample time to answer your questions.  We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication, and we promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis, recommendations, options, and any symptoms present which may require additional treatment.  Working together, we can achieve a true partnership with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!