Braces Consultation: Your First Visit

During your initial braces consultation, you will get to meet the Pridemore & Cox Orthodontics family. We know that starting orthodontic treatment is a big decision and may feel overwhelming to new patients. At our practice, we want you to feel comfortable when you visit our office from the very first visit to the time your braces come off.

So, what can you expect?

When you walk through our doors, we want you to feel at home. While you wait, get comfortable in our waiting area complete with video games to help even the most anxious child pass the time. You can also sign up for our patient rewards program to earn fun prizes throughout your orthodontic treatment!

When we call you back to the exam room, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation to discover the right treatment options for your needs. During this exam, we will review your medical and dental history with you. Then, we will perform an oral exam and take x-rays, which we will review together to discuss any crowding, spacing, or bite issues. Our doctors will tailor a treatment plan for your specific needs and answer any questions you may have. Our staff will also go over financial information with you, including insurance options and treatment plans.

What happens next?

After your initial consultation, we will schedule your first braces appointment. At this visit, you will get your orthodontic appliances placed to start your orthodontic journey. We typically schedule this visit for an hour, and then you can get back to your busy day! Throughout treatment, you will visit our office around every six to ten weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.

Our goal is to ensure you have the smoothest, most comfortable treatment possible. Let us know what times and days of the week work best for you when scheduling appointments. If you have any questions at any time, our team is always available and ready to help answer any questions you have.

Don’t forget the dentist!

Whether it’s your first day of treatment or your last, it’s important to keep up with good oral hygiene practices. Be sure to see your dentist every six months for teeth cleanings. If you need additional dental care, we are happy to work with your dentist to ensure you receive the highest-quality care possible.