At Parrish Orthodontics, we want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout the process of getting braces. From your first complementary exam, to your final exams, our team is here to guide you every step of the way.
So, where to begin?
First, you will begin with a Complementary Exam.
This first visit to our office will be a free exam for you or your child. One of our doctors will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc.
Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost.
Before you leave … time for some records.
During your complimentary exam, if you decide to proceed with treatment, records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays.
This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After the doctor has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we’ll explain your treatment to you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
Now you’re ready to go!
After your complementary exam where your case has been evaluated and your records have been completed, we will be ready to schedule the appointment to get your new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. This usually takes one to two hours. Then you’ll see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes about 30 minutes.
Call us today to schedule your complementary exam!
At Parrish Orthodontics, we have on time appointments. Your schedules are busy enough without the added hassle of long wait times. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and our patients do a great job of extending that same courtesy to us. Together, we can make your dream smile a reality!