Your First Visit

The initial visit allows us to learn about you and your orthodontic needs.  In our office, every effort is made to meet your needs in a timely and caring manner.  Each individual’s condition is unique and deserves personalized attention. Parents are encouraged to be present during the initial exam for minors.

Records taken at your initial exam:

  1. Photos
  2. Specialized orthodontic x-rays

Dr. Cooke will then conduct a thorough examination and summarize the answers to the following questions:

  1. Is there an orthodontic problem?
  2. If so, what is it?
  3. Can it be corrected?
  4. When should it be corrected?
  5. How long will it take to correct it?
  6. How much will it cost?

After the doctor has answered all questions, our treatment coordinator will explain the costs involved and possible payment options, and insurance benefits. She will help you make a follow-up visit to begin the process.