May 27, 2019

First Orthodontic Visit

braces Salt Lake City - Orthodontist in Salt Lake City, Utah

When you decide to pursue orthodontic care with Foothill Orthodontics, it can be both exciting and slightly overwhelming. After all, orthodontic care can change your life for the better in many ways, and that’s certainly something worth celebrating! It’s also normal to be a little anxious about what lies ahead, especially if you aren’t exactly sure what to expect from the treatment process.

We want you to feel confident in the trust you’ve placed in us, and that begins the moment you walk in our door! Your initial consultation with our SLC office us is one of the most important appointments you’ll have, so we work hard to make it an experience that’s both exciting and free of stress. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from this first orthodontic visit – and beyond!

Taking the first step in your orthodontic journey

After a warm greeting from our staff, you’ll be introduced to some of our talented team and given a short tour of the office to help you feel comfortable with your surroundings. We’ll then take a few x-rays and photos for our diagnostic records, and may choose to do some impressions at this time as well. Following this, one of our doctors will perform a thorough oral examination.

Here at Foothill Orthodontics, we’re committed to making sure you understand each and every step of your orthodontic journey. It’s important to us that you never feel as though you’re being rushed or like your questions have gone unanswered. Once your exam has been completed, we’ll sit down with you and discuss a variety of topics related to your particular case, including:

  • any oral issues you’re experiencing that orthodontics can address
  • if treatment is needed immediately or if it would be better to delay it
  • what treatment options we have available to correct the problem
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total estimated financial investment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

We don’t believe in “one size fits all” orthodontic treatment, preferring instead to analyze the specific needs of each patient. Our team will create a personalized treatment plan for you that is based on your smile, your lifestyle, and your goals. This individualized approach allows us to consistently produce superior results you’ll be proud to share!

Your investment in a healthier, straighter smile

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with one of our doctors, we’ll talk you through the investment needed for your new smile. Every orthodontic patient has their own unique needs and responds to treatment in their own way, so the total cost for treatment will vary from case to case. However, we’ll always be sure you understand all the associated costs of treatment before we move on to the next part of the process.

No one should miss out on the orthodontic care they need, and that’s why we offer affordable treatment options to work with every budget. We’re dedicated to providing high-quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages, and have a wide variety of payment options to fit your needs. We accept most major insurance plans, and can help you with your claims, as well as answer any questions you may have about your coverage. We also offer discounts and payment plans, and accept most major credit cards.

The next steps in the orthodontic process

After your consultation is complete, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to receive your new orthodontic appliance. You’ll also be scheduled for follow-up appointments with us. These will generally be once every eight to ten weeks or so throughout the treatment process. During these appointments, we’ll adjust your appliance if necessary, and check that your treatment is progressing as it should be.

Because these visits are an essential part of your treatment, it’s important that you don’t skip them. However, we know life can throw curveballs from time to time! We do our best to schedule appointments so that they’re convenient for you, but if for some reason you’re running late or can’t make it to your appointment, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible. We’ll reschedule so that your treatment doesn’t fall behind!

Find your best smile at Foothill Orthodontics

At Foothill Orthodontics, we’re genuinely glad to see you when you walk in the door, and you can always count on being greeted like an old friend or a part of our family. We love catching up with you at appointments and finding out what you’ve been up to in between visits! Between our welcoming environment, high-quality care, and innovative treatment, you’re guaranteed a rewarding orthodontic experience with our practice!

Did you know that your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and that it’s also the feature they’re most likely to remember about your face? Don’t trust that smile to just anybody! Orthodontic treatment is one of the most important investments you can make for yourself or your family. Drs. Chandler and Anderson are experienced orthodontists and experts in creating lasting smiles worth remembering!

If you’re in Salt Lake City or the surrounding areas, we’d love to meet you and tell you more about how orthodontics can give you the smile you’ve always wanted – and deserve. Get in touch today to schedule your first visit with us!

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