Your First Orthodontic Appointment

At Elite Smiles Chastain, we are proud to offer high-quality orthodontic and pediatric dental services to patients throughout Atlanta, Buckhead, and the surround areas. We always love meeting new patients, and are excited you’ve decided to visit our office!

Your first orthodontic appointment.Your first visit is a chance for us to get acquainted and introduce you to the variety of treatments and services we offer. This consultation will allow us to work together and determine a personalized plan for your orthodontic care. 

You should plan to spend at least an hour with us during your first visit. This is to allow plenty of time to perform your exam, discuss your general oral health, and give you a chance to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have. 

When you arrive at our office, our friendly patient coordinator will greet you and take your information. You will then be given a tour of the office and meet your Buckhead, GA Orthodontist, who will perform a thorough exam to determine the overall health of your mouth and address any potential issues.

Let's Make a Plan

Your procedure will start as we take a set of specific photographs of your teeth in their present state, and perform a radiographic scan. These enable us to see what's going on underneath your gums: the position and growth of bones and joints, and the teeth that are still below the gum line.

After that, we will look at the records and images, and perform a careful examination. Besides examining your mouth, we may also ask questions, such as whether your jaws make noise when your mouth is opening or closing, or if you have any problems chewing or swallowing. 

All of this information will allow us to make a proper diagnosis and finalize an individual treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Discussing Your Treatment Options

Following the exam, treatment may be recommended. Your Buckhead, GA pediatric dentist will let you know when it is best to begin treatment - either right away or at a later time, depending on the developmental stage of your teeth and jaws. Many times, you’ll be advised to return for a periodic check-up, until we determine the best time to start. 

After discussing your treatment options, we will also explain financial information, and what payment options are available. Our friendly staff will be available to answer any of your financial or insurance questions. 

Whether your treatment should start now or later, this visit is the best time to ask questions. Your dedicated Atlanta orthodontist is happy to address any concerns you have related to treatment, answer your questions about what to expect at the different stages of the process, or discuss any of the following:

  • Can orthodontic treatment benefit me (or my child)?
  • What general procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Are any options available (or recommended) for my treatment?
  • Should I get treatment now, or is it better to wait?
  • Will tooth extraction be necessary?
  • How much does treatment cost? Are payment plans available?
  • How long do you expect treatment should take?

    Schedule the First Visit With Your Atlanta Orthodontist!

    At Elite Smiles Chastain, we are proud to be the preferred orthodontist and pediatric dentist serving Atlanta, Buckhead and the surrounding areas. Our goal for each patient’s first visit is that they leave our office with a better understanding of their orthodontic needs and how we plan to help them obtain a beautiful, healthy smile. If you’re ready to take the first step toward your new smile, request your appointment now! Or, you are welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns. We can’t wait to work with you!


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