Your First Visit with the Orthodontist
At Wagner Orthodontics, we strive to make every part of the orthodontic process easy and convenient. As a premier orthodontist serving the Chehalis and Longview area, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to our patients, designing personalized treatment plans that strike the balance between straightening teeth and fitting in with your lifestyle. In addition to traditional braces, we’re proud to offer a variety of orthodontic alternatives, including the popular Invisalign system. We’ll go over all your options and help you choose the best treatment course for you during your first visit to our office.
Before Coming To Your Appointment
After we get your consultation appointment on the calendar, you will receive a link to create your own secure online account, which will allow you to fill out your new patient paperwork. In this account, you will also be able to enter your insurance information so that we can verify your benefits. You can also share what is most important to you in terms of treatment and submit any information you would like your doctor to know before your exam.
This secure tool will also give you the opportunity to see the pricing on your proposed treatment plan after your consultation and allow you to customize your own convenient payment plan.
What To Expect At Your Orthodontic Consultation
Upon entering the office, you’ll be greeted by our wonderful reception staff and meet with your Treatment Coordinator. Your Treatment Coordinator will take some time to give you an in-depth introduction and overview of the treatment process, answering any preliminary questions you may have and getting to know you, your expectations, and your motivations for starting orthodontic treatment.
Your Treatment Coordinator will take some time to give you an in-depth introduction and overview of the treatment process, answering any preliminary questions you may have and get to know you, your expectations and your motivations for starting orthodontic treatment.
Choosing An Orthodontic Treatment
We truly want to do everything we can to help you make a well-informed decision on your orthodontic treatment, so we’ll take extra time during your first appointment to fully explain your current orthodontic situation and the treatment options available to you. We’ll go over all of the potential treatments that may work for you, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and any supplementary treatments we feel may be necessary. Normally, we can make a decision about treatment and move forward during your first visit, but if you have a particularly complicated case, we may ask to schedule a second Treatment Conference after your orthodontist reviews your records.
Schedule Your Consultation For Orthodontic Treatment
Your first visit is an exciting time as it’s the first step in the orthodontic treatment process – and it marks the beginning of your journey towards a beautiful, healthy new smile. We firmly believe in patient education throughout the treatment process, which is why we will always speak openly and transparently about your current situation and the options available to you. If you’d like to start the orthodontic journey for yourself, we’d be thrilled to help you.
Whether you choose braces, Invisalign, or any other treatment we offer, your orthodontic treatment will be temporary – but the benefits of a new smile will last a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you are a candidate for braces, your orthodontist will recommend an appliance specific to your dental needs. Options include bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances. You may also have options for the latest technology such as Invisalign®.
Your teeth are no longer growing, which means you may have to wear braces for a longer period of time, as they will shift slowly. The average adult wears braces for 18 months to three years. Once your braces are removed, you may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of your treatment.
Brush your teeth by using a regular soft toothbrush. Brush down from the top and then up from the bottom on each tooth; always brushing away from your gums. Use a gentle sawing motion to work the floss on each side of the two teeth the floss is between. Be careful not to pull with too much force around the archwire.
You may need to go in more frequently in the beginning so your orthodontist can adjust the braces and make sure you are taking good care of them. If your treatment is progressing well and you are properly caring for your teeth, your orthodontist might decide that you only need to come in every eight weeks. The frequency of visits varies for every individual case.
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your specific dental requirements. Once we complete a new patient exam and create a treatment plan for you, you will meet with a treatment coordinator to discuss the costs and payment plans available to you. We will work with you to create a payment plan that is tailored to your needs and budget.