What Happens at Your First Orthodontist Appointment?

Our top priority at Vinson Orthodontics is helping you or your child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile! The best way to start this process is  to schedule a complimentary exam. During your first visit, you can meet our friendly staff, tour our offices, and discuss your orthodontic goals with Dr. Vinson.

As the most trusted orthodontic provider in Clayton and Wake Forest, we have helped many people get stunning results that last a lifetime!   

Keep reading to learn more about what happens at your first orthodontist appointment.

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What to Expect at Your First Orthodontist Appointment

Your first appointment is the perfect opportunity for us to introduce ourselves to you and get a better idea of how we can help revitalize your smile. 

During your complimentary consultation, we will:

  • Review your medical and dental history.
  • Conduct a thorough exam of your teeth.
  • Diagnose any orthodontic issues.
  • Create a customized treatment plan, including treatment method and timeline.
  • Discuss financial details, including insurance coverage and payment plan options.

The goal of the visit is to provide you with all the information you need to decide what is right for you. We have supported many people through their orthodontic journey and will be there for you every step of the way.

Meet Our Staff and Take an Office Tour

Building strong relationships with our patients is essential to the care we provide. To start on the right foot, we want to introduce ourselves and show you where we work – you can enjoy coffee and fresh cookies too! We can show you the technology and equipment we use to treat our patients. We would like to know what you desire from your treatment so that we can provide the best service possible!

Provide Paperwork for Medical and Dental History

Before we start, it is helpful for us to gather information about your medical and dental history. This information can include the last time you saw a dentist and medical conditions we should be aware of, including allergies.

This helps us create a comfortable environment for you and guides us as we customize your treatment plan.

Receive an Oral Exam with Scans and X-rays

Dr. Vinson uses cutting-edge technologies that give us a complete picture of your smile. The X-rays and iTero digital scans allow us to see the condition of your teeth, jaw and facial bones, and soft tissue. We also use hand tools to carefully examine each tooth.

After the exam, we will discuss any issues and review treatment options. This is also a perfect opportunity for you to ask us any questions.

Discuss Treatment Plans and Ask Questions

The next step after the exam is to discuss your treatment plan options. We will provide you with the all the information you need, including:

  • The orthodontic problem we found
  • The importance of treating the problem
  • Possible treatment options
  • Treatment timeline
  • Any dental work that may be required before treatment
  • Cost of treatment

Vinson Orthodontics is recognized as a Diamond Invisalign Provider. This is an honor given to the top 1% of Invisalign providers. As an Invisalign Diamond orthodontist, we know how to get stunning results with aligner systems, if that is the treatment path you choose.

Discuss Insurance Coverage and Payment Plans

At Vinson Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves top orthodontic care at an affordable rate. Along with accepting major credit cards, we also take Care Credit, Lending Point, Health Saving Accounts, and Flex Spending Cards. We also offer in-house interest-free financing so you can create a payment plan that fits your budget.

Schedule Your Appointment

The last step is to schedule a date to get you fitted for your orthodontic appliances. Sometimes this can be done during your complimentary consultation. 

Dr. Vinson and our team will provide you with essential information, including:

  • How to care for your appliances and teeth during treatment.  
  • The importance of check-in appointments for checking your progress and making adjustments.
  • Contact information so you can reach out anytime with questions or concerns.

Book Your First Orthodontist Appointment Today!

It’s always a great time to invest in your smile’s long-term health! At Vinson Orthodontics, we take every step to exceed your expectations. Take a look at our  patient reviews to see what people in Clayton and Wake Forest have to say about us!

We hope we’ve helped answer the question of what happens at your first orthodontist appointment. Schedule your first appointment today to find out why so many people rely on Vinson Orthodontics for their orthodontic care.