YOUR FIRST VISIT
You and the Orthodontist
At the first visit to Dr. Standerwick your medical and dental history will be reviewed, a thorough orthodontic examination will be performed and digital photographs will be taken. Dr. Standerwick will outline his initial diagnosis and treatment plan, discuss any concerns or questions you may have, and give you a fee estimate.
At your second visit full diagnostic records will be taken including X-rays, and a set of plaster study cast mounted on an artificial jaw. This information is used to plan a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
After Dr. Standerwick has evaluated records we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment that takes 15 to 30 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
In spite of the fact that a growing number of our patients are adults, we still have the majority of our clientele being of school age. In order to be as fair as possible to everyone and to try and ensure that children miss the least amount of school, we organize our workdays in the following manner. Adjustment appointments are usually short and therefore are primarily offered before and after school, longer appointments (of which there are far less) are arranged mostly during school hours.
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We do not accept assignment from insurance companies but we will advise you, with regard to insurance matters.
We have three payment options for you to chose from:
If full payment is made at the onset of treatment we will offer a fee discount.
A down payment followed by monthly payments is offered with no interest, usually over 12 to 20 months.
For your convenience we accept post-dated cheques, Visa and Mastercard.