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What to Expect at Your First Visit to Shirck Orthodontics

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young ortho patient When a patient starts their orthodontic journey with us, we want them to feel welcome and comfortable from the moment they step into our office. We also strive to make things as easy as possible, which is why we offer FREE initial consultations here at Shirck Orthodontics. If your child needs braces, or you’re thinking about getting Invisalign for yourself, here’s what you can expect at your first visit to your orthodontist in Powell.

Step 1: Meet the Team

When you’re a patient at Shirck Orthodontics, you’re family! You’ll be greeted with a smile, and our team will start your experience by checking you in quickly (we take pride in having practically NO wait times) and giving you a brief tour of the office. You’ll have a chance to see our state-of-the-art technology as well as meet our friendly staff who will be looking after you or your child’s smile.

Step 2: Review Dental & Medical History Forms

You can download these forms here and fill them out ahead of your visit. These enable us to gather basic information about a patient so we can know everything we need before recommending or providing treatment.

Step 3: Free Dental Exam & X-Rays

Now it’s time to look at some teeth! Your orthodontist will closely examine you or your child’s teeth as well as the orientation of the bite. They’ll also take some X-rays so they can have a complete picture of a patient’s dental health.

Step 4: Customized Treatment Plan

At this point, your orthodontist will make treatment recommendations based on your particular situation and goals. Does your child need help with crowded teeth? Are you looking to get rid of the gap between your own front teeth? We have options available for patients of all ages, and we’ll discuss them with you and let you know how they work so you can make a confident treatment decision.

Step 5: Discuss Financial Information

Once you have chosen a treatment and had all your questions answered, we’ll then go over your financial options. We know that orthodontics can be a sizeable investment for any family, but at Shirck Orthodontics, we offer multiple ways to make treatment affordable. We accept a long list of dental insurance plans, offer 0% interest in-house financing, and you can even get a discount for paying for a treatment all upfront. We’ll find the option that perfectly suits your budget, and we’re always willing to work with patients to ensure they don’t have to break the bank to get the care they need.

And that’s it! In most cases, this consultation only takes about an hour, and we’ll schedule you for your next appointment to begin treatment before you go. For some patients, we can even apply braces on the same day to help everyone save time!

With us, getting a perfectly straight smile is nice and simple for Powell families. If you have any questions or would like to schedule this FREE consultation, you can get in touch with our team by clicking here. We hope to meet you soon!