First Visit



Your first visit.

At South Salem Orthodontics you will be greeted with a smile. Your first appointment at our office is for a complementary examination and consultation. After getting to know each other, we will discuss any concerns you have with your teeth and any goals you hope to achieve with your smile.

After Dr. Carter performs a thorough examination of your face, jaws, and teeth, they will be able to give you a professional recommendation for your orthodontic care. Unless your case requires any additional information or further study, the doctors will be able to discuss whether orthodontics is recommended, approximately how long it will take, and how much it will cost.

Complete diagnostic records may be created at your first appointment. They typically include plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and X-rays. These records are used for further study of your teeth and bite and help us to develop a customized treatment plan for your smile. Later in treatment, we are able to use these records to compare current positions of the teeth to the initial condition. As treatment progresses and the teeth become straighter and straighter, it is exciting to see how the teeth have improved.

At your first, as with every appointment, we look forward to answering any questions you may have.



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