We are always excited about meeting new patients!

At your child’s first visit we do things much differently than your typical orthodontic office.

Here’s what you’ll encounter on your first visit :

Comprehensive Exam

Evaluation of Teeth and Jaws

Evaluation of Airway

Your first appointment will consist of a thorough, comprehensive exam which not only includes evaluation of the teeth and jaws but we will also evaluate your child for many different myofunctional habits including, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, tongue and lip ties, and speech impediments. We utilize state-of-the-art advances in orthodontic treatment and it all starts with your child’s diagnostic records. And of course, X-Rays are included at no additional cost!

This important 60-minute visit will give us insight to your pre-orthodontic and orthodontic needs. We will gather the necessary information and allow plenty of time to answer all of your questions.

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Discussing the treatment plan and treatment options.

By the end of your first visit we will address the following questions and concerns:

  • Can early orthodontic treatment benefit my child?
  • Which treatment procedures can address my child’s orthodontic problems?
  • Is this the right time to begin treatment?
  • Are there any procedures needed prior to starting treatment?
  • How will delaying treatment affect my child’s facial development?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much does treatment cost? Are there payment plans available?

If Dr. Kent and Dr. Holly feel like your child is ready to get started with treatment, we would love to save you a trip! Your child can get started the same day. We realize your time is valuable, so we strive to always make your appointments convenient and efficient.

Don’t hesitate to come in for your child’s complimentary examination as we see children as young as two to three years old!