WHAT TO EXPECT
Neighborhood Family Orthodontics - McDonough & Norcross
The initial consultation allows us to get acquainted and determine the basic nature of the problem we are dealing with. At this point there is insufficient information to plan treatment in detail, but we can answer many of the questions which you may be concerned about such as; is treatment necessary; when should it start; if orthodontic treatment is indicated, further diagnostic information is required. This information is obtained at a records appointment.
At the records visit to the orthodontist, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination; plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After the doctor has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. You'll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM, with some early morning appointments available on designated days. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be 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. Cancel only if it is an emergency. It is difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance.