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?
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.