Your First Visit with the Orthodontist
Before Coming To Your Appointment
After we get your consultation appointment on the calendar, you will receive a form which will allow you to fill out your new patient paperwork. You will also be able to enter your insurance information so that we can be fully prepared to give you a treatment plan that fits your budget. You can also share what is most important to you in terms of treatment and submit any information you would like your doctor to know before your exam.
What To Expect At Your Orthodontic Consultation
Upon entering the office, you’ll be greeted by our wonderful reception staff and meet with your Treatment Coordinator. Your Treatment Coordinator will take some time to give you an in-depth introduction and overview of the treatment process, answering any preliminary questions you may have and getting to know you, your expectations, and your motivations for starting orthodontic treatment.
Your Treatment Coordinator will take some time to give you an in-depth introduction and overview of the treatment process, answering any preliminary questions you may have and get to know you, your expectations and your motivations for starting orthodontic treatment.
Mon: 8:00 AM-5:00PM
Tue: 8:00 AM-5:00PM
Wed: 7:00 AM-3:30PM
Thur: 8:00 AM-5:00PM
Fri: 8:00 AM-1:00PM
Meridian, ID 83642
Choosing An Orthodontic Treatment
We truly want to do everything we can to help you make a well-informed decision on your orthodontic treatment, so we’ll take extra time during your first appointment to fully explain your current orthodontic situation and the treatment options available to you. We’ll go over all of the potential treatments that may work for you, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and any supplementary treatments we feel may be necessary. Normally, we can make a decision about treatment and move forward during your first visit, but if you have a particularly complicated case, we may ask to schedule a second Treatment Conference after your orthodontist reviews your records.
Schedule Your Consultation For Orthodontic Treatment
Your first visit is an exciting time as it’s the first step in the orthodontic treatment process – and it marks the beginning of your journey towards a beautiful, healthy new smile. We firmly believe in patient education throughout the treatment process, which is why we will always speak openly and transparently about your current situation and the options available to you. If you’d like to start the orthodontic journey for yourself, we’d be thrilled to help you.
Whether you choose braces, Invisalign, or any other treatment we offer, your orthodontic treatment will be temporary – but the benefits of a new smile will last a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you are in need of treatment, Dr. Fowler will recommend an appliance specific to your dental needs. Some of the treatment options available include: Traditional braces, Clear braces and Invisalign.
Treatment times vary depending on your specific course of treatment, but with the new cutting-edge technology, the average treatment time is 18-24 months.
Brush your teeth by using a regular soft toothbrush. Brush down from the top and then up from the bottom on each tooth; always brushing away from your gums. Use a gentle sawing motion to work the floss on each side of the two teeth the floss is between. Be careful not to pull with too much force around the archwire.
That varies per patient but there is new technology that uses memory shape, heat activated wires that work without needing painful adjustments, decreasing the amount of office visits necessary to complete treatment. The average time between visits can range from 8-10 weeks. As you come close to finishing treatment, Dr. Fowler may want to see you more often, typically between 4-6 weeks during your last few months, to fine tune your final tooth movements.
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your specific dental requirements. Once we complete a new patient exam and create a treatment plan for you, you will meet with a treatment coordinator to discuss the costs and payment plans available to you. We will work with you to create a payment plan that is tailored to your needs and budget.