What To Expect at Your First Orthodontist Appointment

Whether you’re considering early treatment, adult treatment — or anything in between — being informed about your treatment gives you the peace of mind of knowing what to expect.

Your first visit to the orthodontist is the first step towards improving your smile. It’s normal to feel excited or even a little nervous in the leadup to your appointment.

You can trust the team at Lazzara Orthodontics to deliver the kind of award-winning service that you deserve. Book a free consultation now and discover why all of our patients can’t stop smiling.

Highly-Rated Orthodontic Consultation

Your first visit to our office will be a consultation appointment that lasts a little over an hour. Arrive a bit early to fill out a patient information form. Once that is completed, you’ll be ready to meet with our treatment team.

Your first appointment is an opportunity for us to get to know you and learn about your condition. We will examine your mouth and discuss any possible treatment options for you.

During your consultation, you can expect the following perks:

X-rays and Digital Images

One of our team will use x-rays and digital images to get a feel for your condition. A complete and accurate assessment of your condition will allow Dr. Lazzara to craft the best orthodontic treatment plan for your individual needs.

Physical Oral Exam

After we scan your teeth, we do a thorough oral examination. Digital screening helps us pinpoint problem areas and discover any other underlying causes of your condition.

Whether you’re a concerned parent weighing options for their child, or an adult looking to give themselves a glow up, our expert-trained team can help anyone enhance their smile, regardless of their age.

For Children

First, we check to confirm that the teeth are coming in correctly. And we look for any symptoms that could be signs of deeper issues. If your child is not quite ready for treatment, we schedule periodic observation check-ups until they’re ready to get the everlasting satisfaction of a healthy smile. All visits for patients in our observation program are complementary.

For Adults and Teens

First, we ask you questions about your teeth, mouth, and jaws, concerning if your jaw pops, or if you have bouts of unexplained mouth pain. No matter how old you are, we can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. 

After a thorough physical examination, we’ll analyze our data with your responses and determine if you need treatment.

Discussing Your Treatment Options

If we think that orthodontic treatment is the right option for your condition, then we will create a plan to align your teeth. Our office offers many treatment options and we’ll be able to talk to you about the pros and cons of each approach. 

It’s not in our nature to recommend treatment that you don’t need. We have a thorough consultation to address your concerns and discover the best treatment options for your condition and lifestyle.

Answer all Questions

Choosing to improve your orthodontic health is a big decision. That’s why we’re happy to talk to you about all of your questions. Our expert team can help inform your decision by listening intently and providing clear answers to all your questions.

Financial Options

Orthodontic treatment should make sense for your condition and your wallet. One of our knowledgeable and helpful team members will discuss payment options with you. If braces are available through your dental insurance, we’ll even file the claim on your behalf.

Visiting Our Office For the First Time is Exciting

It’s never too late to get that full, natural, and straight smile you’ve always dreamed about. Boosting your orthodontic health starts with an appointment to see the area’s leader in orthodontic care.

You can trust Lazzara Orthodontics to deliver five-star orthodontic care that goes above and beyond your expectations. We’ve earned our standing in this community. With our consummate professionalism and impeccable results, it’s no wonder that our patients keep recommending us.

We’re also the kind of people who will always give you friendly greetings when we run into you at the grocery store. That kind of hands-on touch distinguishes us from other orthodontists. We’re proud to serve our fellow Jacksonville and Nocatee/Ponte Vedra residents.

Book an appointment now to discover how you can start your journey to a better smile at Lazzara Orthodontics.

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