What to expect on your first visit to the orthodontist. - Birmingham Orthodontics

There can be a lot of unknowns when making the decision to get braces for your child or yourself. How much will braces cost? How long will it take to get the braces put on? How frequent are adjustments? How long will the entire process take? Can you chew gum when you have braces? We offer a free initial consultation to anyone considering orthodontics treatment as a way to assess your need and answer all of your questions. The free consultation takes around 40 minutes. Wondering what that first visit will look like? Here is what you can expect:

1. Let’s start with a conversation.

At the start of every consultation, our New Patient Team meets with you. We will ask about your top goals or reasons for treatment. We want to make sure that we are meeting the exact needs of our patients and customizing the treatment to you. We can only know what you need by asking and listening, instead of just going with what we think is best. We also discuss any concerns you may have about treatment.

Following that conversation, a licensed orthodontist will sit with you to answer questions and explain the process of getting braces. It is important to us that you meet the team who will be in charge of your child’s care. Working with people you trust is important when it comes to your child’s health, including their oral health. Also, getting braces is a commitment, and we want to make sure all of your questions are answered before starting treatment.

2. Now come the x-rays.

In order to provide the best treatment plan, we need to see what we’re working with. Our team will take x-rays to examine your teeth. Our state-of-the-art equipment captures the details of your mouth, eliminating the need for messy powder or gag-inducing impressions. This quick and painless x-ray will help our doctors determine whether it is time for braces, and if so, the perfect course of treatment.

3. Examination by an orthodontist.

During your initial consultation, you will spend time face-to-face with an orthodontist for free to discuss if braces are needed and, if so, exactly what your treatment plan will look like. This is one of the perks of being a patient of Birmingham Orthodontics. We aim to provide the best quality treatment and service from the moment you step through our doors.

4. Time to talk money.

After reviewing your x-rays and providing an examination, we will be able to tell you exactly how much your treatment will cost. During your free consultation, we lay out the total cost of your treatment including any monthly costs. We provide our patients with a variety of financing options including:

  • Interest-free in-house financing plans
  • No Down Payment
  • Youth Savings Program
  • Patient Appreciation Discounts

We also extend discounts to patients who pay in full during the first 30 days of treatment or who have a family member that also receives treatment.

5. Okay, but when does treatment start?

Unlike other orthodontist practices where you may not actually get your braces until the third or fourth visit, your child could walk out with braces after your first Birmingham Orthodontics visit. Your time is important, and it’s our priority to be as efficient as possible while leading the way in quality of care. When you call to schedule your appointment, tell us if you’re interested in Same-Day Braces, and we will almost certainly be able to accommodate. Get braces the same day you sign your contract, and you’ll even receive a $129 discount.

And if your consultation determines that it is too soon to begin treatment, we offer a unique Youth Savings Program that allows you to begin investing in your child’s future orthodontic treatment. If it’s clear that they’ll need braces but just don’t need them quite yet, this risk-free financing option allows you to lock in current treatment rates at a lower monthly cost.

Where Do We Go From Here…

Scheduling your free consultation is as simple as filling out this form form or giving us a call at 205.307.0518. We believe everyone deserves a confident smile. We would be pleased to set you or your child on the path to one! Choose one of our four convenient locations around Birmingham to schedule your consultation. It’s free, it takes less than an hour, and it will tell you everything you need to know about getting braces.

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple:  we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks, and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.

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