Your first visit to our orthodontist in Orange Park, FL or Fleming Island, FL, establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. We hope your visit will be informative as well as enjoyable. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page and other portions of our web site. You will find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There is also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment .
What to Expect
We are excited to meet new, prospective patients! Your initial consultation is complimentary ! The first orthodontic visit will take approximately 30 minutes. Dr. Brown will review your medical and dental history and do a thorough examination of your teeth, bite, oral tissues, and temporomandibular joints. You will be given a clear understanding of the orthodontic needs present, and it will be followed by a discussion of potential treatment options.
The examination will determine if the paitent is ready for orthodontic treatment now, or perhaps should be placed on recall as we await further growth and development. If ready for treatment we will present a discussion of the approximate fees associated with that treatment, and we will go over payment options for the orthodontic care. As a service to our patients we will make every attempt to check on the availability of your insurance that may help defray the cost of the treatment. We accept a number of insurance plans, and will file and process your insurance claims for you in most instances.
If treatment is recommended at the new patient exam, then complete orthodontic records are necessary prior to beginning treatment. These records consist of photographic images, digital orthodontic x-rays, and models of the teeth. With this information Dr. Brown can finalize the treatment plan and treatment costs. We can easily share the digital images of teeth and x-rays with your dentist, and will follow up with a report to them after the examinaiton and records are complete. A separate fee will be charged for the diagnostic records.
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, and provide the best possible care for you or your child as you enter the new world of orthodontic.