When you make the choice to improve your oral health through orthodontics, it can change your life for the better in many ways. In the beginning, however, it can feel a little overwhelming, particularly if you aren’t sure what to expect from the process. Here at Advanced Orthodontics, we want you to feel confident in the care we provide, and that begins from the moment you walk through our door!
Your first visit with us is one of the most important appointments you’ll have, and we do our best to make it as rewarding and stress-free as possible. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from this initial consultation – which we provide at no charge – and the next steps in your orthodontic journey.
Your first visit with Advanced Orthodontics
When you arrive at one of our two Aurora offices, you’ll be greeted warmly and introduced to some of our talented team. You’ll receive a quick tour to help you feel more relaxed, then we’ll look through your medical and dental history before taking a few x-rays, photos, and impressions for our own diagnostic records. Once these are complete, Dr. Nielson or Dr. White will perform a thorough oral examination.
The unknown can be scary, but you don’t have to worry about any part of the orthodontic process with our practice. We’re committed to making sure you understand each step, and never want you to feel rushed or like your questions and concerns have gone unanswered. After your exam is complete, we’ll sit down with you to discuss a variety of topics, including:
- any oral issues you’re experiencing
- if treatment is needed immediately
- what treatment options are available to correct the problem
- if any permanent teeth will need to be removed first
- an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
- the total investment required for treatment
- any payment or financing options we have available to you
In creating a personalized treatment plan for your smile, we take into account your specific needs, your lifestyle, and your goals. This approach allows us to consistently produce superior results that give our team and our patients something to smile about!
Investing in a healthier smile
Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with one of our doctors, we’ll walk you through the investment needed for your new smile. Because every orthodontic patient has their own unique needs and will respond to treatment in their own way, the total costs will vary from case to case. We’ll always ensure that you understand all the associated costs of treatment before we begin the process!
Advanced Orthodontics believes everyone should have access to the orthodontic treatment they need, and we are committed to providing high-quality care for patients of all ages. It’s our goal to deliver affordable treatment options that work with every budget by offering a variety of payment options to meet your needs, including credit cards, bank drafts, and financing options.
If you have insurance that covers orthodontic treatment, you’ll receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Since many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance, our team is happy to review your insurance to help you maximize your benefits. Once treatment has started, we can file your claims for you. Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.
What comes next
After your consultation is complete, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to receive your new orthodontic appliance. You’ll be scheduled for follow-up appointments with us every 6-8 weeks or so, during which we will adjust your appliance if necessary and check that your treatment is progressing according to plan.
These visits are an essential part of your orthodontic treatment, so it’s important that you don’t skip them. We do understand that sometimes life can get in the way, however! While we do our best to make sure appointments are scheduled for a day and time that’s convenient for you, if for some reason you’re running late or can’t make your appointment, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to accommodate you by rescheduling your appointment for another day so that your treatment doesn’t fall behind.
Advanced Orthodontics will give you a smile worth sharing
We’ve treated over 15,000 patients in our practice, which tells you that we love what we do and we get results that people love! You’re more than a number here, though – you’re part of our dental family. That’s why we combine personalized care with advanced technology to deliver unique smiles worth sharing. We offer not only the most efficient treatment and the best results, we’re also able to do so in the shortest amount of time possible!
Orthodontic treatment is one of the most important investments you can make for yourself or your family, and it should only be trusted to experienced orthodontists like Dr. Nielson and Dr. White. If you’re in Aurora or the surrounding communities, we’d love to meet you and tell you more about how orthodontics could benefit you and your family. Get in touch today to schedule your first visit for FREE, and let us give you the smile you’ve always wanted!