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Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist at Your First Visit

Welcome! We’re excited to help you on your orthodontic journey to a smile you’re going to love for the rest of your life. At Olson Orthodontics, our entire team will be here for you every step of the way from your first orthodontic visit and after your treatment is completed.


What to Expect at Your First Visit Questions to ask your orthodontist at your first appointment

Your first orthodontic visit will be an easy exam that will help your orthodontist better understand your individual orthodontic needs. After a quick and painless look into your mouth, we’ll take some time to discuss your orthodontic treatment options and answer any questions. While this appointment won’t take long, we will cover a lot of ground. Come prepared with questions! Here are some that we suggest.


What is Your Background as an Orthodontist?

It’s always important to feel comfortable that you are going to a highly trained and experienced orthodontist. If you are at Olson Orthodontics, you can rest assured that our doctor is everything you would want in an orthodontist.


What Treatment Options are Best for Me? 

Just like no two patients are exactly the same, no two orthodontic treatment plans are the same. Be sure to ask your orthodontists which treatment options will provide you with the results that you want. If you have a specific treatment method in mind – like Invisalign – now is the time to discuss whether you are a good candidate with your doctor.


How Long Will Treatment Last? 

Treatment times vary based on several different factors. In addition to your teeth’s current placement, a patient’s age and oral development are two other things that we take into consideration. Once a treatment path is chosen for you, your doctor should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take to complete the plan.


How Often are Appointments? 

Different treatments have different requirements for office visits. Traditional braces will most likely require more frequent visits than an aligner treatment like Invisalign will. Be sure to discuss your schedule and your availability when deciding on a treatment plan.


What Changes with Braces? 

Taking care of your braces or other orthodontic appliances isn’t difficult, but there are a few things that you will have to do differently. Talk to your orthodontist about how to care for your braces, teeth, and mouth while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

What Does it Cost? 

At Olson Orthodontics, we believe that everyone is entitled to quality orthodontic care at an affordable price. We have no hidden costs or fees for our patients. Once a treatment plan is decided upon, we will give you a comprehensive quote for the cost. We will also discuss insurance and payment options.


Why Should I choose Olson Orthodontics? 

Making sure that you are comfortable with your orthodontist is a very important decision. At Olson Orthodontics, we use cutting-edge technologies to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer treatment options that will work for all patients and pride ourselves on stellar results. When you’re in our chair, you can be confident you are being treated by the most highly-trained, skilled, and caring orthodontics providers.


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Now that you have an idea of what to expect and what to ask, all you have to do is make a new patient appointment. Contact us today to start your journey to a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles!
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