Your First Orthodontic VisitYour first visit to our office is our oppurtunity to provide you with a comprehensive initial exam and evaluate you or your child's oral health. Dr. Hinesly will conduct a thorough oral examination; he will determine the specific course of treatment needed and will answer any questions that you may have.
If it is determined that orthodontic care is neccesary, Dr. Hinesly will explain the procedures involved, you will learn when the treatment should begin and the goals of treatment. You will also learn the financial investment in obtaining that gorgeous smile.
The process of treatment begins with the Records Appointment. The records we use are much different than those used by your family dentist. This appointment usually lasts about an hour. A series of radiographs (A-P ceph, lateral ceph, tomograph of the TMJ and panoramic radiograph), molds or impressions of your teeth, intra and extra oral photographs and bite registrations will be obtained at the records appointment.
These records will be used by Dr. Hinesly to diagnose your case. We will then schedule a Consultation Appointment, where this information will be presented to you and your family. During this appointment we will discuss treatment goals, treatment options, what you should experience throughout treatment, and approximately how long the process will take. After this you will be ready to begin active treatment.