Your First Orthodontic Visit
- February 28, 2019
As exciting as it can be to make a big decision that will have a positive impact on your life, you may find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed, too. The unknown can be scary sometimes! Choosing to receive orthodontic care with Lincoln Orthodontics is the first step towards a healthier smile, and we want you to feel confident in that choice. Your initial consultation with us in our Lincoln office is one of the most important appointments you’ll have, and we put a lot of work into making it an exciting and positive experience for you. To learn more about what you can expect from this first visit, and beyond, keep reading below!
Getting started on the smile you’ve always wanted
Your initial appointment with us will usually last around an hour, and will give our doctors insight into your orthodontic needs. After being greeted warmly, we’ll give you a quick tour of our office and introduce you to some of our staff. If diagnostic records are necessary for a thorough evaluation, we’ll take a series of photos and x-rays, as well as a digital scan if necessary. You’ll then receive an examination by one of our experienced orthodontists. Together, we’ll use dental and medical records, any photos and x-rays taken, and the results of your exam to diagnose any orthodontic issues and develop the appropriate treatment plan.
Throughout your visit, we’ll take the time to make sure you understand each step of the process. We encourage you to ask questions! Once you’ve had your examination, we’ll sit down with you to discuss some or all of the following topics.
- Any oral issues present that orthodontics can address
- If treatment is needed now, or if it would it be better to wait until certain growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred
- The treatment options we have available to correct the problem
- If any permanent teeth will need to be removed first
- How long we believe treatment will likely take
- How much you can expect to invest in treatment
- What payment options are available to you
By analyzing each patient’s specific needs and creating a customized treatment plan in order to meet those needs, we’re able to produce superior results and a higher level of patient satisfaction.
Investing in improved oral health
Once we’ve decided on a treatment plan that works best for your smile, your lifestyle, and your goals, we’ll take a look at the total investment needed for your new smile. Because each patient has their own unique needs, treatment costs will always vary on a case-by-case basis. Lincoln Orthodontics is committed to making sure you understand all associated costs of treatment before we proceed, so if you have any questions or concerns at this point, we’ll be happy to talk them through with you. We are also happy to provide a number of payment options and financing avenues to meet your unique needs.
Our team is proud to provide outstanding orthodontic care for patients of all ages in Lincoln and the surrounding communities, whatever the budget. Your smile is forever, and the cost of orthodontics should never be a deterrent to a healthy mouth and functional bite. It’s important to us that you have the options you need to improve your oral health, and that’s why we offer a variety of easy, flexible payment options, including:
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover
- No interest financing with affordable monthly payments
- Automatic monthly payments scheduled for your convenience
- Third Party financing through LendingClub Patient Solutions
We work with most insurance plans, as well. Because we know the process can be confusing and sometimes difficult, our staff are happy to communicate and work directly with your orthodontic insurance company to:
- Verify orthodontic insurance benefit and terms
- Submit orthodontic claims for prescribed treatment
- Receive payment directly from the insurance company
We’ll go over all of these financial plans during your first visit, so don’t worry if it sounds stressful reading through it. Our goal to provide affordable, top-quality treatment as part of a positive orthodontic experience, from start to finish!
Choosing Lincoln Orthodontics for your first orthodontic visit
We’re all about exceeding expectations here at Lincoln Orthodontics, and strive to create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients that will last a lifetime.Drs. Harre and Willett have many years of combined experience and excellent results between them, and our team will always go the extra mile to make you feel welcomed and valued, whether it’s your first visit or your last.
When it comes to treatment options, we offer leading edge orthodontic care with traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, self-ligating braces, and Invisalign® clear aligner therapy. We provide flexible scheduling options for your convenience and we also have an in-house lab to fabricate specialty appliances, decreasing wait time and increasing flexibility.
We even encourage parents and other family (or friends!) to attend and participate at appointments! Our clinic is designed with communication in mind and we welcome parents or other family members to sit chairside during all appointments. That’s because education is an important aspect of orthodontic treatment. Our doctors take the time to see each patient at every treatment appointment, and take advantage of the opportunity to educate you and your family about your diagnosis and plan, as well as the basics of orthodontics in general.
Patient safety and comfort are of the utmost importance in our practice, and we deliver the highest standard of sterilization available in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Protecting your investment in orthodontic treatment is also incredibly important to us. To that end, we will work with you closely throughout your orthodontic journey, provide you with multiple forms of retention once the treatment is complete, and continue to see you even after the appliances are removed, because orthodontic results should give you a confident smile for life!