First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of treatment options. This complimentary consultation will give us insights into your orthodontic needs. Please allow at least an hour for the appointment.

Our Treatment Coordinator will take digital photos and X-rays that are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. Impressions for study models will be taken prior to the start of your treatment.

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?

We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs. Prior to starting treatment, Dr. Freedman will review the diagnostic records and finalize your treatment plan. He feels it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs and plan treatment accordingly for the best possible orthodontic result.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

New Patient Form

You may access the following form to assist us with your care. Please print and complete the form and bring it to your appointment.


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