First Visit

We Can’t Wait to Have You as a Patient

We are always excited to meet new patients during their first visit to our office! Your initial appointment is very important because it allows us to get acquainted with you and learn about your orthodontic needs.


Dr. Lazzara believes in giving each patient the attention they deserve, so we will reserve a substantial block of time for your new patient exam. You’ll receive a thorough examination and Dr. Lazzara will discuss all the potential treatment options with you based on his findings. Together, you’ll be able to choose the best option that will result in the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted!


Once your discussion with Dr. Lazzara is complete, we’ll set up your diagnostic records, which include photographs and models of your teeth. We like to take these records at your first visit so that your braces can be placed at your very next appointment, making your treatment as efficient as possible!


Please feel free to ask us any questions you have during your first visit. Some of the most common questions we get are:


  • 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 teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?


To expedite your appointment, please provide us with any panoramic x-rays that have been taken within the past 6 months, as well as your insurance card. Bringing your insurance information at the first visit will allow us to give you an estimate of your treatment costs.