Your first visit to our office will be a free exam for you or your child. Dr. Gilmore will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. Once he has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll sit down with you to discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You’ll understand everything you need to know in order to decide whether to proceed with treatment or not.
After your complimentary exam, if you decide to proceed with treatment, records are then made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After Dr. Gilmore has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we’ll explain your treatment to you in detail, including the fees for your particular case.
After the records appointment, we’ll be ready to schedule the appointment to get the new appliances (braces, expander, Invisalign aligners, etc.) placed. Getting appliances placed usually takes one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes about 30 minutes.
Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
by filling in your health history before you arrive!New Patient Health History Form
Financial & Insurance
The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. During your visit, we’ll discuss the cost of your treatment as well as available payment options and plans so that you are able to make the best choice for you and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.
- We accept most major credit cards and insurance plans.
- Our office staff is always available to help with insurance claims and paperwork.
- We’ll work with your insurance provider and make sure you understand your insurance benefits.