Initial exam/consultation is offered complimentary
- What will happen at the first examination appointment?
When you arrive, each patient and parent will be seen by one of our treatment coordinators who will acquaint you with our clinic and prepare for the initial orthodontic screening. Necessary photographs and x-rays will be taken to allow orthodontic specialist Dr. Garrett to view and make a accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for problems such as overbite. At this time Dr. Garrett will address any concerns or special needs you may have.
- Are there any other tests that may be needed?
Diagnostic records are needed for detailed treatment planning and disclosure. This may include orthodontic models and specific x-rays of teeth, facial bones, jaws and TMJ (temporomandibular joints) depending on each individual case.
- What does the doctor do?
After a thorough clinical examination, Dr. Garrett will determine the best treatment plan according to each patient’s individual needs and concerns. Along with our treatment coordinator he will openly discuss his visual findings and treatment recommendations at this time.
- What important questions will be discussed during the first examination?
There are five important questions that will be answered during the first examination:
- Is there an orthodontic need and if so, what is it?
- What must be done to correct the issue?
- Will any teeth need to be removed?
- How long will the treatment take to complete?
- How much will the treatment cost?
- What happens next?
The treatment coordinator will facilitate further discussion. The first examination provides comprehensive information including treatment options, finances and estimated completion time.
Orthodontic treatment is a team effort. This is the time to ask questions. Please do not hesitate to ask, we are here to answer any question you may have. Your treatment will progress more favorably when you join the team by interacting with questions that satisfy your understanding of your specific treatment plan.
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|Monday:||7:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Tuesday:||7:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Wednesday:||7:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Thursday:||7:30 am – 4:30 pm|
1841 West Plaza Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Stephens City Office
101-1 Hyde Court
Stephens City, VA 22655