What to Expect at Your Free Braces Consultation

By February 20, 2018Before Braces, Blog

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Do you suspect that your child may need braces? Bring them in for a free braces consultation at Dougherty Orthodontics! Our caring and passionate team will give you a warm welcome, show you around, and treat you to a complimentary orthodontic consultation and exam—all in about one hour. Here is a five-step guide on what to expect at your free braces consultation with St. Louis orthodontist, Dr. Dougherty.

Step 1: Arrive at Dougherty Orthodontics

Welcome to our office! When you first arrive, our friendly team will greet you and show you how to check in on the front computer. Relax in our lobby and enjoy iPads, magazines, TV, Wi-Fi, and our hospitality bar.

Step 2: Office Tour

Next, our Treatment Coordinator will give you a tour of Dougherty Orthodontics. You will see Dr. Dougherty and team at work in the open clinic area. We’ll also show you our digital x-ray equipment, paperless office system, and state-of-the-art sterilization center.

Step 3: Private Consultation and X-Ray

We’ll take you to your private consultation room, where you will have pictures of your teeth and a digital image taken, at no cost to you. We will ask you about the concerns you have with your smile, as well as your preferences and treatment goals. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like!

Step 4: Comprehensive Orthodontic Exam

Dr. Dougherty will examine your teeth and jaw structure and discuss potential treatment options with you. She will evaluate your individual orthodontic needs, make recommendations for treatment, and determine if this is the right time to begin treatment. Again, feel free to ask questions!

Step 5: Estimate and Payment Options

You will leave your first visit with an information packet about braces and treatment at Dougherty Orthodontics, as well as a fee estimate and payment plan options. We will be happy to discuss your finances and answer any insurance questions you might have. Our interest-free financing options make your orthodontic investment affordable.

Not sure if your child needs a braces consultation? Check out our previous post to learn about when and why you should see an orthodontist.

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) says the best time for your child’s first orthodontic check up is no later than age 7. Don’t wait to schedule your free braces consultation at Dougherty Orthodontics! Contact us today. Call our office at 636.825.1000 or email info@doughertyorthodontics.com.

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