We are always excited about meeting each new patient during his/her first visit to our office! Your 60-minute initial consultation is complimentary and will consist of an extensive examination and diagnosis for potential treatment. Dr. Sherman and Dr. Balhoff will assess the dental development along with skeletal growth, airways and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function.
This visit will also include X-rays, photographs and possibly impressions to help aid in starting your treatment. In addition to traditional metal braces, we use the latest innovative technology such as clear ceramic braces and Invisalign® to enhance your smile. We keep our office on the forefront of technological breakthroughs, including digital imaging, 3-D computer imaging, iTero impressionless scanning and AcceleDent® in order to provide the most comfortable and efficient orthodontic care. Today, with all of the new advancements in technology, materials and images, treatment times are shorter than ever we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment.
We encourage you to ask questions as well.
*Is there a condition that orthodontics can correct?
*Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred?
*What treatment procedures can/will be used to correct your problem?
*Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
*Approximately how long will treatment take?
*How much will it cost?
*What are your payment options?
While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. Dr. Sherman and Dr. Balhoff know it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs. In-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.
We will then typically schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. We insist that each patient leave the office with a clear understanding of his/her specific orthodontic needs.