Welcome to Smiles of Palmetto Bay! We’re so excited to help you get the beautiful smile you deserve. The first step in that process is your initial consultation in our Palmetto Bay office. This is one of the most important appointments you’ll have with us, and we want to ensure it’s a stress-free experience for you from start to finish. To learn more about what to expect from this visit, keep reading below!
Why are orthodontic evaluations necessary?
The timing of orthodontic treatment is very important. You may or may not be ready and the only way we can determine this is by examining your teeth and bite. Taking a thorough look at your mouth will help us better understand your specific needs so that we can recommend the best treatment for your smile! You can expect this appointment to last from 45 minutes to an hour—this gives us plenty of time to get to know each other, answer your questions, and gather all the information we need.
During your consultation, Dr. Martinez or Dr. Ross will evaluate your dental and orthodontic health and discuss the most appropriate treatment options, as well as the most optimal time to begin. They’ll take into account your concerns, lifestyle, and goals, along with your dental development and oral hygiene. At Smiles of Palmetto Bay, we take into account your concerns, your dental development, and your oral hygiene to create a customized treatment plan that will give you the perfect smile for your face!
If you’re not ready to begin treatment, we’ll invite you to come back every 6-12 months so we can reevaluate your situation. If you are ready to start immediately, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to come in for diagnostic records. Your comfort is our top concern at every step in the process! We want you to have all the information you need to feel comfortable with the treatment process, and we’ll make every effort to answer all the questions you may have at your initial visit.
What happens next?
Your diagnostic records appointment will consist of us taking digital study models, diagnostic photographs, and orthodontic X-rays. These allow us to get a good look at what’s going on underneath the gums, including the position and growth of the bones and joints. We’ll also be able to see any teeth that are still below the gum line to better guide your treatment. This information, along with your exam, will help Dr. Martinez and Dr. Ross determine the best plan for you!
Once you’ve decided on a treatment option with Smiles of Palmetto Bay, you’ll be scheduled for an appointment to place your braces or fit you for your first clear aligner. This usually takes about an hour, and you’ll receive an orthodontic care kit at this time. We do everything we can to make this appointment as relaxed as possible for you, and you’ll have access to our team throughout should you have any questions or concerns.
Regular visits to our Palmetto Bay office are an important part of the orthodontic process. Depending on your treatment plan, you’ll be scheduled to see your orthodontist every 6-8 weeks or so. We’ll check that everything is progressing as it should be and adjust your appliance if needed during these appointments. If you’re wearing braces, your doctor may choose to change the wire at this time as well.
We do our best to make sure appointments are scheduled for a day and time that’s convenient for you, but we know that things can come up where you’re running late or can’t make your appointment. If this does happen, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule it for you! You should continue to follow your doctor’s instructions, eat well, and practice good oral hygiene between appointments.
Investing in a straighter smile
During your initial consultation, we’ll go over the investment needed for your new smile. Several factors go into the total cost of treatment, so it will vary on a case-by-case basis. We’ll ensure you understand everything your treatment plan includes before moving past this point. You’ll never have to worry about any hidden costs with our practice!
Investing in your orthodontic health has many benefits, and Smiles of Palmetto Bay believes everyone should be able to access the high-quality care they need. That’s why we offer a variety of affordable treatments that will work with any budget and multiple payment options for every budget.
Your best smile is waiting for you at Smiles of Palmetto Bay
Your smile is one of the first things people tend to notice about you, and it’s the feature they’re most likely to remember, too. That’s why it’s so important to trust your orthodontic health to experts like Dr. Martinez and Dr. Ross! As an experienced orthodontist, he’s skilled in providing high-quality care to patients of all ages in Palmetto Bay and the surrounding communities.
We’re proud to offer personalized care from our state-of-the-art office, using cutting-edge technology to give patients a rewarding experience and exceptional results! If you’re looking for the best in orthodontic care in the area, look no further—Smiles of Palmetto Bay is ready to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Get in touch today to schedule your FREE consultation, and let’s get started!