Appointments

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Your First Appointment

KnippelAs a courtesy to you, our initial new patient visits are complimentary (no charge to you). At your first visit to Dr. Cantrell’s office, you will be greeted by one of her staff members who will explain the visit to you. Your first visit will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Dr. Cantrell will do a complete orthodontic evaluation and then discuss the different treatment options to satisfy your concerns. A panoramic radiograph may be taken to allow you to see your teeth in greater detail. The patient treatment coordinator or business manager will then review the fees for the proposed treatment you choose.

Records Appointment

At your second appointment, diagnostic records are made to confirm the recommended treatment. Diagnostic records typically include plaster study models or an intraoral scan of the teeth, digital x-rays, and photos. This appointment will take approximately 30-40 minutes. Dr. Cantrell will study these records to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient.

Banding Appointment

After your records appointment, you will be scheduled to get your appliances placed. This appointment lasts about an hour. During this time, your appliances will be placed on your teeth and your responsibilities during treatment will be reviewed and discussed.

Regular Appointments

After your appliances are placed, regular adjustment appointments take 20 to 40 minutes and are usually scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks.

Debanding Appointment

Your treatment is complete and your appliances are being removed. You will receive your retainers at this appointment to maintain your results. Enjoy your new smile!!