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Preparing for Your
First Orthodontic Visit

If you or your child are about to embark on the journey of getting braces, the first orthodontic visit can be a bit intimidating. Many patients don't know what to expect, and some may feel a bit anxious about the process. We hope this information can tell you what to expect during your first orthodontic visit and explain what the orthodontist will do to ensure that your braces are fitted properly. With this information, you can feel more confident and prepared for your first appointment.

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We look forward to meeting you on your first orthodontic visit to our office. Once you have arrived at our office, we will begin your first orthodontic visit by introducing you to our team. We will take you on a tour of the facility, explain our office policies, and answer any questions you may have. Following the tour, we will perform a comprehensive consultation to assess your individual needs.

Consultation, Evaluation, and Treatment Plan

After we have evaluated your records, we will conduct a treatment consultation to explain all aspects of your orthodontic treatment in detail. We will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, a written summary of the findings and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both the patient and parents, and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.


We will review your medical and dental history, take photographs, and formulate your individualized treatment plan. We will also discuss the various treatment options available to you and the cost associated with them. We want to ensure that you feel comfortable and informed about the process. With that in mind, we will be sure to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have. Our goal is to make sure your first orthodontic visit with us is an enjoyable and informative experience. We understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve.

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Importance of Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!

During your first visit, 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?

Insurance and Coverage

At Mountain View Orthodontics, we understand that the cost of orthodontic care can be a concern. We want to make the process of understanding your coverage and costs as easy as possible. Our Insurance and Coverage page can answer many of your questions about what is covered and how much you can expect to pay. Additionally, our team can provide billing assistance to help you understand your out-of-pocket costs. With our clear pricing and payment options, you can be confident that you are getting great care at an affordable cost.

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Schedule an Appointment Today


The first step to getting the smile you have always wanted is to schedule an appointment with our office. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and budget. We will assess your current alignment and discuss your goals. We will then create a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve the perfect smile. Having the correct treatment plan is the most important step in any orthodontic journey. During your appointment, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. We believe that the best orthodontic care is all about creating a partnership between the patient and the orthodontist. With us, you can rest assured that you’ll be in capable and compassionate hands. Schedule an appointment today and let us help you get started on your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile.

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