Step into our welcoming orthodontic space, where the atmosphere is relaxed, calm, and inviting. We have reclining chairs and doctors and staff busily working all around. While we share similarities to dentistry, our forte lies in perfecting misaligned teeth and jaws using cutting-edge tools like Invisalign and traditional braces. You might have even been referred to us through your dentist. After our initial greeting and tour, we’ll sit down with you for your consultation. It’s time to start making your personalized orthodontic plan!

The Personal Plan and Initial Exam

Everyone’s teeth are unique, so there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to orthodontics. That wouldn’t be any fun anyway—we like to get to know our clients! Upon your arrival, we will transition seamlessly into crafting a personalized orthodontic plan during your comprehensive consultation. Our focus is on addressing unique issues, from aesthetic concerns to bite issues, all which guide our problem solving process.This thorough examination, lasting about an hour, ensures a deep understanding without rushing the critical first steps.This also gives Dr. Carrie or Dr. Ami an idea of the treatment’s time frame; we can decide if we should start soon or if further growth development should occur.

Digital photos, X-Rays, and Impressions

As part of our initial visit we’ll likely take digital photographs, impressions and x-rays. The x-rays are really important, as they allow us to view the underlying tooth and jaw structures.These include teeth that have yet to breach the gum line and shifting or growing bones. For younger clients, x-rays are generally even more important because there’s so much left to develop.

Besides taking x-rays, we often take a digital impression of your teeth. This will allow us to see your teeth from all photographic angles. The digital model of your teeth allows us to comprehensively assess underbites, overbites, and a host of other characteristics. It’s fascinating to see a digitized version of your teeth, gums and bite.

Implementation and the Details

After we’ve reviewed all the information, we’ll talk about our options going forward. This may mean doing nothing at the moment, or it could mean jumping right into corrective treatments. Because we now know how to and when to move forward, we can explain treatment, fees, and payment plans, addressing questions openly. We foster an informative orthodontist-client conversation, offering insights tailored to your curiosity. After this we can schedule your next visit, whether it be the start as treatment or another observation growth check.

See You Soon

We hope this answers some of your questions about your initial orthodontic visit at CHT.

Getting to that great smile should be a comfortable, fun process that CHT Orthodontics  would love to help you with. If you have any questions or you’d like to schedule your own first appointment, please give us a call or text  us at  (630) 323-1201.