Successful orthodontic treatment requires a series of scheduled appointments throughout treatment
We value your time and understand the importance of minimizing time missed at school or work. We schedule appointments so that each patient receives a fair share of convenient appointments. This approach allows us to minimize the number of appointments, which are necessary during school or work hours.
Your appliance (braces, expanders, etc) appointment usually takes 1 to 2 hours. You will then be scheduled to see us at regular intervals 2-8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 5-40 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to keep on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
Please allow the following time for each appointment type:
- Initial Examination - 15 minutes
- Records – 30 minutes
- Consultation – 30 minutes
- Initial Bonding - 90 minutes
- Adjustment Appointments - 10 minutes
We respect your valuable time and do our best to run on schedule. To serve each patient in a prompt and efficient manner, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment. In fairness to the other scheduled patients, if you are more than 15 minutes late we may not be able to accomplish your entire prescheduled procedure and may find it necessary to reschedule your appointment.
Successful orthodontic treatment requires a series of scheduled appointments throughout treatment. It is in the patient's best interest to reschedule a missed appointment as soon as possible. We realize that once in a while unforeseen circumstances could necessitate changing an appointment and we ask that you provide us with at least 24 hours notice when changing your appointment. We will work with you to reschedule appointments at our earliest convenience. If prior notice isn’t received, a missed appointment may result in a $50 missed appointment charge.
We ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice when rescheduling an appointment, as we have set aside time to accommodate your specific treatment needs. Missed appointments and numerous appointment changes are the main reason for treatment time to be extended. Appointments rescheduled without 24 hour notice may result in a $50 charge.