Your Orthodontic Appointments

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In order to ensure quality orthodontic care, it is important that both parents and patients understand the manner in which we schedule your appointments. Our goal is to be the best part of your day and we make it a priority to value both you and your time. Therefore, we make every effort to stay on or ahead of schedule. Inconveniencing your work schedule and interrupting your child’s studies as infrequently as possible is very important to our entire office. Since the vast majority of our patients are of school age, it is unavoidable that some school-time appointments will be necessary.
We are glad to work around your child’s important classes and provide your child with school excuses for scheduled orthodontic appointments. It is important for your child to turn these into the appropriate school official.
Our staff works hard to provide the finest orthodontic care using the most convenient scheduling system possible for you and your child. Because we have families of our own, we understand your scheduling concerns and will do everything we can to ensure your child’s treatment goes as smoothly as possible.
  • LONG APPOINTMENTS, BANDING, AND BONDING & DEBAND: These are more detailed and technique-sensitive appointments. Therefore, these appointments will be scheduled during our quieter morning hours.
  • ROUTINE ADJUSTMENTS: These appointments are necessary for treatment to adequately progress. They are usually 30 minute apts. Scheduled afternoon hours every 6 to 10 weeks during treatment with Damon Braces. Invisalign patients will return approximately every 12 weeks.
  • EMERGENCIES: (Pain, swelling, or bleeding): This usually refers to trauma or injury to the face or mouth. Call/text the office. These patients will be seen as soon as possible. We will either provide the appropriate treatment or when necessary we will refer the patient to a specialist for the appropriate treatment.
  • REPAIRS: (Loose bands or brackets, broken arch wire or ties, broken appliances or retainers are not emergencies) Most repairs will be able to be taken care of at your regularly scheduled appointment. In the event that you are experiencing discomfort call/text office and we will get you in as soon as possible for a “comfort visit”. If you have lost/broken retainer please call/text the office to schedule scan for replacement.
  • APPOINTMENTS BROKEN OR NOT CANCELLED WITHIN 48 HOURS: Another appointment will be scheduled but may require waiting six to eight weeks. An appointment made during school hours may be arranged sooner. Cancelled or missed appointments may prolong treatment time.
  • GENERAL DENTIST APPOINTMENTS: As treatment progresses, it is important to continue seeing your general dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Please let us know when you schedule your next dental appointment if your dentist would like the wires removed, as we will schedule coordinating appointments to temporarily remove your wires before the visit. Immediately after your dental visit, we will replace your wires to ensure progressive tooth movement.
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