Whether you’re visiting our Morehead City, Havelock, or Jacksonville, NC location, your first visit to an orthodontist’s office is an exciting time! It’s a chance for us to get acquainted, and for you to learn about the orthodontic treatments and services we offer, like braces and Invisalign.
We work hard to make your first visit to our office as smooth as possible, starting before you even arrive by making our new patient paperwork available online (link to paperwork). Our initial orthodontic evaluations are always complimentary, and you never have to worry about any “hidden fees.” When you arrive at the office, you will be guided through your visit by our receptionists and treatment care coordinators. Often we will start the appointment with a complimentary panoramic x-ray and a short tour of the office. Afterward, you will have time to be examined by one of our board-certified orthodontists and discuss your treatment goals. Based on your orthodontist’s findings, we might recommend beginning treatment right away or waiting until a later time. This is dependent on the developmental stage of your teeth and jaws, as well as any other dental needs. If we suggest waiting, many times we’ll advise you to return for a periodic checkup until we determine that it’s time for treatment to start. If we decide to move forward with the treatment, we can often get started the same day.
You should plan to spend at least an hour with us during your first visit so you have plenty of time to ask any questions you may have.