At the first visit to our office, Dr. Mai will spend time getting to know you and your orthodontic concerns. After performing a thorough clinical examination and reviewing over your medical/dental history, she will explain your orthodontic treatment needs. Diagnostic records will be recommended, which consists of plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the face and teeth, and X-rays. Dr. Mai uses this information to develop a custom treatment plan for you or your child. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After Dr. Mai has evaluated all your records, she will discuss your treatment with you in detail, and our Patient Coordinator will discuss the cost and payment options for your particular case.
When you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed, the appointment usually takes from one to two hours. You'll then see us at regular intervals ranging from 6 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 30 to 45 minutes depending on the procedure. Our regular office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency. It is generally difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made up to 8 weeks in advance.