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office visits

Office Visits

Our numer one goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible.

Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve. 


Every smile starts with an initial consultation!

Your initial examination and consultation appointment is approximately 60-90 minutes. We will be taking digital photographs and digital x-rays. The digital x-ray radiation is kept to an absolute minimum so that you actually get less than 1/2 the radiation of old-fashioned film x-rays. There is also no more waiting for films to be processed.

Your treatment coordinator will perform the preliminary diagnostic exam to determine the nature of your orthodontic needs. The digital photos that we will be taking allow you to see exactly what the doctor sees, which helps enable you to understand the reasons for any recommended treatment.

Dr. Shaw or Dr. Jane will meet with you to go over your x-rays, photos and exam findings to discuss the treatment recommendations and the anticipated length of treatment. We’ll also cover whether treatment alternatives are available. Your treatment coordinator will review payment options, schedule your appointments and answer any questions you may have about any step of the process.


What happens after the initial consultation?

After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment, and Dr. Shaw or Dr. Jane will place your new orthodontic appliance or bond your braces! Our entire team will be available to make you feel as comfortable as possible.


Scheduling Appointments

Visiting the orthodontist about every six to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible and that they work with your schedule. Please let us know what days and times work best for you so that we can give you the best options that interfere the least with your daily life.

When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We're looking forward to working with you and hope to see you soon!