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Teeth Straightening: What to Expect

Teeth Straightening

Teeth straightening is an exciting journey—an investment that can truly change your life! Now that you’ve decided to see an orthodontist, you’re probably wondering what happens next. When are you getting braces? What is the first appointment like? First, contact us to request an appointment. A member of our team will contact you soon to verify your appointment and get you in our schedule.

So, what happens at the first appointment?

Your First Visit

During your initial consultation, Dr. Olson will complete a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine what treatment will work best for you. During this comprehensive evaluation of your smile, she will note any alignment and bite issues to come up with your customized treatment plan. Throughout the visit, you will also get to meet our staff and get a tour of the office. After the exam, Dr. Olson will take any photos and x-rays necessary for complete diagnosis of orthodontic issues.


At Olson Orthodontics, we are proud to offer multiple types of braces, including Invisalign. However, depending on your treatment needs, you may not be the best candidate for Invisalign. Some patients may benefit more from traditional metal braces or more invasive treatment options like orthognathic surgery. In any case, Dr. Olson will recommend the best treatment that will work as comfortably and quickly as possible.

Fees and Payments

When the exam is complete, you will meet with Dr. Olson to discuss your appliances, the estimated length of your treatment, and all costs and payment plans. We have multiple payment options and are happy to work within your budget. We will also submit insurance claims on your behalf to help make your treatment as easy as possible for you.

Are you ready to get started? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and get a healthy smile for life!

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