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Getting braces

Your First Visit
The initial visit to our office is a complimentary evaluation by Dr. Yurkiewicz to assess the relative need for orthodontic treatment. If it is determined that it is not the most optimal time to initiate orthodontic treatment for your child, he/she will be placed on a recall program for regular, periodic checks. (Please refer to the Loose Tooth Gang section of the website). If treatment IS indicated for you or your child, diagnostic records are scheduled, or performed the same day if time allows. Complete diagnostic records generally include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, plaster study models of the teeth, digital photographs of the face and teeth, and orthodontic X-rays. These materials are essential to accurately assess orthodontic problems and develop the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in charting the relative progress of treatment as orthodontic treatment occurs.

Please click here to view our New Patient History form, which you can download, print, and complete to bring with you to your first appointment!


Consultation
After Dr. Yurkiewicz reviews your records, we discuss all aspects of your treatment with you in detail, including fees and financial planning. This is a very informative session and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.


Appointments
The ‘banding’ appointment in which you receive your appliances (expanders, braces, etc.) usually takes ~1-2 hours. You will then return to see us at regular, 4 to 8 week intervals for orthodontic adjustment, which usually takes ~20-40 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to stay on schedule for our patients. Please cancel only if it is an emergency, as appointments are scheduled weeks in advance.


Fees and Payments
The cost of treatment depends on the need and severity of the patient's malocclusion (bad bite). Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. As a courtesy, our office offers flexible payment options and accepts assignment of insurance benefits.

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