First Visit

Every smile starts with an initial consultation!

Your complimentary initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with photos and X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans

Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.

What happens after the initial consultation?

You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, if you are ready to begin treatment, we will complete the records process by taking a scan of your mouth in order to get pre-treatment digital models and placing separators, if needed.   You will love our new iTero scanner.  No more messy impressions!  After the full set of records is obtained, we will schedule your first appointment and Dr. Hurley or Volk will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour and a half, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.

If your child is not yet ready to begin treatment, they will become part of our “Kids Club”.  The “Kids Club” consists of patients between 7-14 years of age who are not yet ready dentally or skeletally for treatment.  We will see your child approximately every 6 months to monitor growth and development and appropriately time treatment.  The best part is that this is all complimentary until they are ready to begin orthodontic treatment!

Scheduling Appointments

Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.

We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.