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First Visit


We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 40-50 minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We will plan on taking photographs and any necessary radiographs at this initial visit.

During the initial examination for each patient, Dr. Roth 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. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any x-rays or photographs taken within the past year.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring in your insurance information and we will send a pre-determination to your insurance company. You will then get a response in the mail within 3-5 weeks.