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.
here to view our New Patient History form, which
you can download, print, and complete to bring with you
to your first appointment!
After Dr. Yurkiewicz reviews your records, we
discuss all aspects of your treatment with you in detail,
and financial planning. This is a very informative session
and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.
The ‘banding’ appointment in which
you receive your appliances (expanders, braces, etc.) usually
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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