Your First Visit
Who you’ll be meeting
During your first visit you’ll get to know some of the friendly faces of the FreySmiles orthodontic team and see what makes us unique. We are always excited about meeting new patients. Your first appointment will consist of a thorough orthodontic examination including photos, a digital radiograph of your teeth, and a discussion of your options. This important 60-90 minute visit will give us a picture of your orthodontic needs. There is no charge for this important evaluation for all patients under 18 years of age.
Things to bring
- Since treatment plans and payment options may be discussed, we ask that a parent or guardian be present for the first visit. We also welcome spouses and/or significant others at adult treatment conferences. Including everyone who will be making this important decision, helps us communicate thoroughly.
- We are an insurance friendly office so please assist us by bringing your insurance card if you have orthodontic coverage.
- We want our patients to leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific treatment plan, so don’t hesitate to ask questions
Before starting treatment or in complex cases, we’ll need to take diagnostic records, which are necessary for Dr. Frey to develop a custom blue print for your smile. The records include a digital cephalometic radiograph of your jaws and impressions for study models of your teeth. A one time fee is charged for these complete diagnostic records and if we need additional digital radiographs or update study models at anytime during treatment there will be no additional fees!
Growth and Guidance
If braces are not needed right away, you will be enrolled in our complimentary growth and guidance program where we will see you every 6-12 months to monitor your progress. Timing is extremely important for us to be able to provide the best results and to deliver your new smile as quickly as possible. These visits for a “peace of mind policy” cost you nothing! We’ll also be working with your family dentist before and during braces to provide you with the highest level of oral health.
Yesterday was our first visit. Naturally, my son was nervous about coming. However, the staff and Dr.Frey were terrific. I was totally amazed with everything at the office, from the ability to view pictures and xrays online to the wonderful way we were treated. I am very impressed.