Your First Orthodontic Appointment

What To Expect

From Your First Orthodontic Consultation

At Kingstowne Dental Specialists, we offer free orthodontic consultations in Alexandra for patients of all ages. Kids, teens, and adults can see Dr. Robert Marzban for an orthodontic consultation at no cost, and there’s no commitment. 

Wondering what to expect from the process? Read on to see what will happen during your free orthodontic consultation from Dr. Bob, then contact us to get started right away.

Initial Oral Exam & X-Rays

Addressing Problem Areas

First, Dr. Bob will discuss your dental history with you, based on information about your dental records and health records that you’ll fill out before your consultation. This helps him learn more about the last time you saw a dentist, if you’ve had dental work like fillings and crowns, and other helpful details.

Then, Dr. Bob will need to take x-rays of your face and jaw. We use advanced digital x-ray machines to make this process fast, and to minimize radiation exposure and ensure your safety during the process. With digital x-rays, Dr. Bob can quickly assess the position of your jaw and the alignment of your teeth to begin developing a preliminary treatment plan.

In addition to this, Dr. Bob will perform a comprehensive oral exam. He will look at the position of each of your teeth and how your bite fits together to look for signs of an overbite, underbite, crossbite, and other bite issues.

Depending on your case, Dr. Bob may also take photos and dental impressions of your teeth to gather more information about your oral health.

Kid with traditional braces in Kingstowne

Setting A Treatment Plan

Discussing Your Orthodontics Options

In most cases, Dr. Bob will be able to begin discussing your options for treatment immediately after completing your initial consultation. Based on the results of your exam, he can help you decide what treatment may be right for you, including braces, Invisalign or other clear aligners, or even accelerated orthodontics.

Dr. Bob will discuss whether these treatments are right for you, and provide you with his recommendation on the best orthodontic treatment plan for your purposes. You can choose to get started right away, or go home with some information about your treatment and make a decision at a later date.

Budgeting For Treatment

Payment & Insurance

If you do decide to proceed and get orthodontic treatment from Dr. Bob and the team at Kingstowne Dental Specialists, you will need to discuss your payment options and insurance coverage with our team.

In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be covered partially by your dental plan. To see what coverage is available to you, we highly recommend consulting directly with your insurer. However, if your treatment is purely for cosmetic reasons, it may not be covered.

Regardless of your insurance coverage, you will likely have to pay some out-of-pocket costs. You do not need to pay the full cost of treatment at once, however. At Kingstowne Dental Specialists, we offer payment plans and flexible financing to help you get the orthodontic treatment you need without breaking the bank.

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