New Patients

What to Expect

APPOINTMENT #1: THE INITIAL CONSULTATION
At White Orthodontics your initial consultation is complimentary. This is your chance to learn more about how orthodontics can help you achieve your dream smile. Your appointment will consist of:

  • Review of your medical and dental history
  • Complete oral exam with x-rays and photos needed to determine if treatment is necessary.
  • A thorough overview of your current orthodontic status and how we can improve your smile.
  • Discuss financial information including a personalized in office interest free financing. We will also discuss any additional incentives you may be eligible for at that time, like payment in full discounts.
APPOINTMENT #2: RECEIVE YOUR ALIGNERS
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GETTING STARTED WITH TREATMENT
We understand that scheduling appointments around work and school is difficult, that is why we combine as many appointments as possible to fit your busy lifestyle. When you choose to move forward with treatment at White Orthodontics your next steps will be:

  • Sign the initial financial agreement
  • Review of consents and other paperwork to set up the financial plan
  • Choosing which orthodontic option you prefer that can best align your smile
  • Paying the down payment
  • Making your next appointment to receive your aligners
TREATMENT HAS BEGUN… NOW WHAT?
The fun begins! Our treatment is set up to continue working while you are away from the office, but we need to be certain that it is activated and headed the right direction about every 12-16 weeks with clear aligners and 5-7 weeks with braces. Usually these adjustment appointments are fairly quick.
Appointment breakdown:

Clear Aligners (10-15 minutes)

  • take progress photos
  • check contacts between the teeth to ensure that no two teeth are too tight together
  • deliver additional aligners
  • schedule next appointment

Conventional Brackets (25-30 minutes)

  • Remove your colored or clear ties on the braces, brush.
  • Make adjustments to the wires or brackets.
  • Retie with new colors. You can be as creative or discrete in your choices as you want!
  • Set up your next appointment.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THINGS ALONG?
Orthodontic treatment is teamwork. It involves the doctor and YOU. There are several steps you can take to ensure the best and fastest route to your beautiful healthy smile.

  1. Maintain appointments. We understand that life happens, which is why we have flexible appointment times to work around your sometimes hectic lives. The better you stick to your individualized recommended schedule, the faster you will see your smile change.
  2. Clean up. Brushing and flossing never before has been more important than during orthodontic treatment. While clear aligners can be used to get beautiful results, it is extremely important to properly care for them to avoid undesired results. Dr. White takes this part of treatment extremely seriously and requires the commitment from patient and parents to be sure you avoid those unfortunate consequences. He and the staff will give you all the tools necessary and give regular updates on how you are doing.
  3. Diet. Clear aligners offer quite an advantage here. The only restriction with clear aligners is based on pain threshold. If it hurts, move to something softer. Braces, on the other hand, require careful attention. The key to moving teeth is keeping braces and buttons attached to the teeth. Sticking to a braces friendly diet will ensure less emergencies and that movement continues forward.

Financials

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary depending on your individual treatment needs and which treatment plan you choose. At our complimentary initial consultation the doctor will complete a full examination to assess your individual needs and smile vision. The staff will then work with you to find a payment plan that is flexible and meets your budget.
Flexible Payment Plans
Our team will work with you to understand your full insurance benefits. As a courtesy for our patients, we will assist in submitting the necessary paperwork to your insurance company. Even before your first consultation you may contact your insurance provider and find out your personal lifetime benefit. Our staff is always available to help with any insurance questions.
Hassle-free Payments
After a one time down payment, you may elect which day of the month you choose to have automatic payments withdrawn for your individualized payment plan.

New Patient Forms

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Child/Adolescent Health History Form
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Adult Health History Form
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Informed Consent Form
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