Your First Visit
Your first visit is called an Evaluation Exam Visit. This is a service our office provides to first-time visitors who are interested in learning more about orthodontics and possible treatment options. An evaluation is not a simple quote for services. During your Evaluation Exam, in addition to evaluating your oral and general health, the doctor will also examine your teeth, bite, gums, bone structure, and temporomandibular joints. At this point, Dr. Naficy will explain and recommend treatment options and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any areas of concern.
If you decide that you would like to take the next step, you will come to the office for a second visit so that we can prepare a complete orthodontic plan that will result in a healthy and beautiful outcome for you. During this appointment, we will use the latest digital technology to take photographs and X-rays of your face and teeth. Next, we will made a 3-D model of your teeth in our impression room. Together, these steps will enable us to make the most appropriate and accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Afterwards, Dr. Naficy will sit down with you to explain everything in detail, including the approximate duration of your treatment, the different phases and elements, whether you will need to see other specialists before you begin, and how to make the most of your dental benefits plan. Our objective is to give you a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle and preferences. You will have time to ask as many questions as you need to make a thoughtful decision that is appropriate for you.