At your first office visit, you will meet one of our treatment coordinators, Tracy Williams, Amy Stafford, or Leslie Whitehead-O’Neal. They will give you an office tour and introduce you to the rest of our team. Then, either Dr. Harter or Dr. Jones will join us for a discussion and quick examination, allowing us to learn about your orthodontic concerns. This important visit will address your orthodontic needs to determine if it is the proper time to begin treatment. Each patient’s orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve.
In addition to the exam with the doctor, we may take records, which could include impressions, digital photographs, or 3-D digital x-rays. After we have evaluated your records, we will explain all aspects of your treatment in detail. We will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, a written summary of the findings, and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals, and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both patients and parents.