Your First Visit
At your first visit, Dr. Ainslie will conduct a comprehensive examination and tell you what type and length of treatment he recommends. Your Treatment Coordinator will thoroughly explain the treatment, help you set up appointments, and offer you financial information. Dr. Ainslie will work closely with your dentist to obtain helpful information and records prior to your initial appointment. We will also gladly research your dental insurance plan to determine whether orthodontic benefits are available and help you understand how your benefits will apply to your treatment.
For your convenience, we will help you begin treatment with the fewest number of visits possible by providing thorough education and service at the initial visit, which usually takes about ninety minutes. For this reason, we request that all parents, spouses, or family members involved in treatment decisions be present.
Moving Forward with Your Treatment
Placing braces or appliances generally takes one to two hours; this appointment is generally scheduled for mid-morning. Adjustment visits during treatment are fairly short, usually about thrity minutes, and they occur every eight to twelve weeks. We offer a variety of hours, reserving early mornings and late afternoons for these and other quick appointments.