ABOUT ASHLEY ORTHODONTICS
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Welcome to our practice! Thank you for choosing our office for your orthodontic evaluation to determine the need for orthodontic treatment. Your complementary examination appointment is a chance for us to get to know each other while gathering the information we need to provide you or your child with excellent care. This appointment will take approximately 45 minutes.
Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by our front desk and asked to complete a detailed health and dental form. Our Treatment Coordinator will obtain (with your permission), digital photographs of your teeth and, if necessary, a panoramic X-ray.
Dr. Ashley will join you in a private room to discuss your individualized treatment plan. She will listen to any concerns you may have and perform a thorough clinical examination. Following the completed exam, she will discuss the following:
• If orthodontic treatment is necessary
• The best treatment options for your situation
• The estimated length of treatment time
• The best time to begin treatment
• The cost of treatment/financial arrangement
For our younger patients, it is very possible that she will recommend placing your child in our periodic observation program until further eruption of permanent teeth.
If you have dental insurance, please bring your dental card with you so that we may estimate insurance benefits for you.
Orthodontic treatment is a process, involving a series of visits. We value the relationship that we will build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you are receiving the best orthodontic care possible. Once all of your questions and concerns have been addressed, we will initiate your treatment that same day! We value your time and don't want you to "waste" a visit.
If you have any more questions about your first visit, please call us at 540.885.6815. You can also schedule a free consultation by filling out a simple online form.