Your First Visit
At the first visit to the orthodontist, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, digital study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays. Greenway Orthodontics is one of the few orthodontic practices in the country that utilizes the most up to date and high tech scanners for digital impressions. 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 the doctor has evaluated your records; we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
The appointment at which you receive your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes one to two hours. After that, you will see us at regular intervals, 4 to 8 weeks apart for adjustments, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm, Fridays 8am to 1pm. 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 and cancel only in the case of an emergency. Most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance as it is difficult to reschedule patients. If you have an emergency, please call for a special appointment.