All About Your First Free Consult

The first visit to a doctor’s office can sometimes seem intimidating, especially for kids. But, your first visit to Serrano Orthodontics will be completely painless. At Serrano Orthodontics, in Phoenix and Chandler, we believe that your first orthodontic visit is your most important one.

What to Expect

We’re always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options.

This important one-hour visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable.

To expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam to take some diagnostic records. The records may include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models that we need so we can create your customized treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.

Questions You Should Ask Dr. Serrano

During the your first exam, we’ll answer the following questions that cover orthodontic treatment basics. You should ask your own questions, too!

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Next Steps

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records.

We believe it’s important to analyze each patient’s specific needs because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements.

We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.


Bring These Things

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

• Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.

• If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we’ll be able to give you an estimate of your costs.


Start Your Treatment the Same Day

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits. We value the relationship that we’ll build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you’re receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day. We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit.

Get Started

If you have any more questions about your first orthodontic visit, please call us at (602) 274-7840 in Phoenix and (480) 899-1633 in Chandler.

You can also schedule your free consultation by at Serrano Orthodontics by filling out an easy online form.