Orthodontics First Visit

Dawson Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers complimentary consultations. There is neither a fee nor an obligation for this initial appointment. At the consultation Dr. Brad will conduct an examination and will be evaluating:

What your main concerns are, the alignment of your teeth, the cosmetic appearance of your smile. How your bite comes together, how your jaws are aligned, how your teeth function during chewing movements, the health of your gums and your overall facial harmony.

If braces are indicated Dr. Brad will discuss with you the following:

  • Possible courses of therapy
  • Estimated length of treatment
  • Estimated cost of treatment
  • And take time to answer any other questions or concerns you may have

After the consultation appointment, if we are ready to start we will take orthodontic records to make measurements of your teeth and jaws. This can often be done on the same day as your consultation. To make these measurements we take a series of x-rays, photographs, and mouth molds. These diagnostic records will give the Dr. Brad all of the information that he needs to develop a detailed treatment plan specifically designed to give you an optimal bite and smile.