Consultation and Initial Exam
For your first appointment with us, please bring your insurance card and the following:
Child Health Form or
Adult Health Form
During your consultation and initial exam, Dr. Uhlir will complete a thorough exam and address the following questions:
Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
- what are the possible treatment options?
- how long will treatment take to complete?
- how much will treatment cost and what are my payment options?
If a decision is made that treatment is necessary, we will schedule a records appointment to obtain x-rays (if needed), photographs, and models to help diagnose problems and generate a detailed treatment plan.
Case Presentation and Bonding Appointment
At the case presentation appointment we will discuss your treatment plan in greater detail, what to expect during treatment, answer any remaining questions you might have, and finalize financial arrangements. This is usually the appointment at which we begin treatment.
Patient visits occur every 4-8 weeks during treatment. Each appointment is usually 30-45 minutes long. During these visits, we will evaluate oral hygiene, check appliances for stability, make adjustments to advance treatment, and update patient and/or parent on treatment status.
End of Treatment
Once your smile looks great and your bite is corrected, we will remove braces. You will be given retainers to wear to keep your teeth straight. Instructions will be given for how to care for your retainers and how much you should wear them.