Your First Orthodontic Visit

When you make the decision to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist, it can be exciting to finally take that first step towards a healthier smile. You may also be feeling a little nervous, however, especially if you aren’t sure what to expect. About Faces And Braces is here to help you feel confident in your choice!

We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us, and believe your initial consultation with us is one of the most important appointments you’ll have. This is our chance to meet and get to know a bit about each other, and we’ll also have the opportunity to take a look at your oral health and discuss any concerns you have. Your first visit to our Clarksville, Springfield, or Nashville offices should be pleasant, positive, and informative. To keep things stress-free, let’s take a look at what you can expect from your complimentary consultation below.

Welcome to the Faces And Braces family!

With four convenient locations, you’ll be sure to find an office close to home, school, or work. When you come in for your consultation, you’ll be greeted warmly and given a short tour of the office. There will be freshly brewed coffee, cookies, and other light refreshments available for you to enjoy as you take a few moments to become comfortable with your surroundings. We’ll then move on to taking a few digital photographs and x-rays for our records before introducing you to Dr. Shawn or Dr. Candice.

While examining your teeth, gums, and mouth, our doctors may ask if you have had any problems with chewing, swallowing, or opening and closing your mouth. The information that we obtain from this exam, your medical and dental history, and the images taken are what go into making your initial diagnosis. This information will also allow our doctors to create a customized treatment plan for you based on your unique smile!

We never want patients to feel as though we’re rushing them through appointments, especially the very first one. Your initial visit with us should last about an hour, as this gives us plenty of time to perform an exam, discuss your diagnosis, and address any questions or concerns you may have at this point. You can also expect us to cover topics like:

  • any oral issues you are experiencing
  • if treatment is needed immediately or if waiting is recommended
  • what treatment options are available to correct the problem
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total investment required for treatment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

Our practice is proud to provide patients with personalized care that is based on their specific needs, lifestyle, and goals. This individualized approach allows us to consistently produce superior results that last!

Your investment in a healthier smile

Once we’ve gone over all your options and you’ve decided on a treatment plan that works for you, we’ll take a look at the total investment needed for your new smile. Because every case is different, the total treatment costs will vary from person to person but don’t worry—there are no hidden treatment costs or unexpected fees at About Faces And Braces! We’ll ensure you understand exactly what to expect before the active phase of your treatment ever begins.

We believe everyone should have access to the orthodontic care they need, and aim to provide affordable treatment options for every budget. To do that, we offer several flexible payment options, including:

  • financing through CareCredit
  • discount for multiple family members in treatment
  • discount for paid In full patients beginning treatment
  • payments through OrthoBanc

Our team is also committed to making the insurance process as easy as possible. We will take care of researching your insurance coverage for your orthodontic treatment, and if you are covered, we’ll ensure you complete the required forms and documents once treatment has begun.

The next step in the orthodontic process

After you’ve decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Shawn or Dr. Candice, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to start the active phase of treatment. Depending on the type of treatment you’ll be using, you can expect follow-up visits every 4-8 weeks or so. During these check-ups, we’ll assess your progress and check to be sure that your teeth are moving according to the treatment plan. Our doctors will also make any necessary adjustments if you’re wearing traditional braces.

These visits are an essential part of the treatment process, so it’s important that you don’t miss them. While we do our best to schedule your appointments for a day and time that is convenient for you, we understand that there may be days when you’re running late or can’t make your appointment for some reason! If this happens, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment for another day. This will help keep your treatment plan on track!

It’s time to find your perfect smile at About Faces And Braces

You only get one smile in life. Don’t trust it to anyone less than an expert! Dr. Shawn and Dr. Candice have years of combined experience creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages in and around Clarksville, Nashville, and Springfield. It’s our goal to provide patients with a stress-free environment and a rewarding orthodontic experience from start to finish. We’re excited to meet you!