Your first visit to Egan Orthodontics is an exciting time! It's a chance for us to get acquainted, and for you to learn about the treatments and services we offer. When you walk in the door, you may notice that our office doesn't look like your regular dentist's office and what we do here is different too.
Let's Make a Plan
It all starts with the initial consultation. A big part of our job today is to determine what treatment is necessary and whether we should begin now, or wait until a later time. We start by talking with you. After that, it's time for the exam. Dr. Egan will perform a careful examination.
Based on the examination, Dr. Egan will discuss his recommendations. For young children a reevaluation at some future time may be indicated. If treatment is recommended, we will gather more information so that Dr. Egan can do a more thorough evaluation before beginning treatment.
This usually includes taking a set of digital photographs of the teeth in their present state. Next, we'll probably take one or two digital x-ray images. These enable Dr. Egan to see what's going on underneath the gums: the position and relation of bones and joints, and the teeth and roots that are below the gum line. We may also take a 3D digital impression of the teeth (no messy molds!). This lets us make an exact replica of the bite, which helps Dr. Egan understand exactly what the problem is and how best to treat it.
Discussing Your Treatment Options
Now that we have a treatment plan, we will also explain what our fees will be, and what payment options are available.
Whether you're starting now or later, this is an opportunity to ask questions about the process. We can talk about available treatment choices, answer general questions about what to expect at the different stages of the process, and discuss any of the following:
Can orthodontic treatment benefit me (or my child)?
What general procedures will be used to correct the problem?
Are any options available (or recommended) for my treatment?
Should I get treatment now, or is it better to wait?
Will tooth extraction be necessary?
How much does treatment cost? Are payment plans available?
How long do you expect treatment should take?
When you leave our office,you'll have a better understanding of how we can help you get the best possible smile. So why not take the first step now — call us for a consultation!