Orthodontic Consultations and Appointments
Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.
Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial consultation!
Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Perform a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
- Help you create a customized treatment plan
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
Virtual Smile Assessment
We understand life can be busy and that’s why we do our best to make working with us as easy and convenient as possible. Our team would love to help save you time by giving you the opportunity to receive an initial consultation without ever leaving the comfort of your home. It’s simple, convenient and completely complimentary!
STEP 1 → CLICK THE VIRTUAL SMILE ASSESSMENT BUTTON
To begin, click the orange Virtual Smile Assessment button located at the top of our home page. Answer a few simple questions and enter your contact information.
STEP 2 → SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions on how to take & upload your photos. That's it! Dr. Ball will review your smile profile and will send your assessment within 2 business days.
STEP 3 → REVIEW YOUR SMILE ASSESSMENT
Your smile assessment will give you a general idea of the orthodontic treatment plan & estimated cost.
STEP 4 → MEET WITH US
Whether you are seeking orthodontic guidance or are ready to begin treatment, we will schedule a complimentary visit to complete the diagnostic records (digital x-rays and photographs).
Dr. Ball and our treatment coordinator will meet with you to discuss the best steps to take toward caring for your smile. If you are ready to begin your orthodontic journey, we will finalize your treatment plan and schedule an appointment to get started.
What happens after the initial consultation?
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your appointment with Dr. Ball to place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will be available to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know which days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure you receive the best possible care.