Orthodontic Arts New Patient ProcessApril 29, 2021
Starting orthodontic treatment can seem like a daunting task that takes multiple appointments before putting the car in gear. However, the new patient process is really simple at our office! We have a three-step process, which can all be accomplished at the first appointment! In fact, most of our patients are getting started on their smile journey the second time they arrive at our practice.
First, we take a few photos that help us view the inside and outside of your mouth. This is super simple! Next up are scans. New technology with intra-oral scanners eliminates the need to take impressions for diagnostic models and fabrication of appliances, such as Invisalign aligners and retainers. Our highly trained technicians can capture a scan of your teeth within about 5 minutes, avoiding the need for messy impressions! We also take a dental cone beam CT scan that allows us to have a 3D image of your teeth. Our orthodontists can evaluate your teeth, oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck), and ears, nose, and throat (ENT) with this scan. This information is incredibly important for your treatment plan.
Each patient meets with Dr. Birdwell and/or Dr. Wilson to discuss goals, view the records taken, and construct a plan of action for treatment. We call this the “new patient consultation”. Our treatment coordinator discusses insurance benefits, cost of treatment and payment options. Most of the time we can schedule your appointment to get started on your smile journey. Yup, it’s that easy!
Treatment begins! Our clinic staff loves meeting our new patients. We make sure to discuss oral hygiene with new dental appliances and additional tools that help make the process run smooth. We know it can seem intimidating to start orthodontic treatment. We take pride in understanding your worries and concerns and are here to help you along the way.
Our consultations are always free of charge, and we look forward to treating you or your loved one soon. You can make an appointment on our website here: https://www.orthodonticarts.com/request-appointment/ or give us a call at 405.604.3745. We also accommodate virtual consultations, which can be found on the homepage of our website: https://www.orthodonticarts.com.
Orthodontic Arts, your number one Orthodontist in OKC. Our Certified Orthodontist provides the latest and greatest Orthodontic practices to our clients in the OKC and Midtown area. Orthodontic Arts is the best place for child and teen orthodontics as well as adult orthodontics. Be sure to ask about Invisalign and invisible braces! Contact us today at (405) 604-3745 or request an appointment.