Your First Orthodontic Visit

Here at Kottemann Orthodontics, we understand that the unknown can be a little overwhelming sometimes. As exciting as it is, choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision and one that we want you to feel confident in! This journey towards a straighter smile starts with your first visit to one of our five conveniently located offices. We view this initial consultation as one of the most important appointments you’ll have. This initial consultation is one of the most important appointments you’ll have. It’s our chance to show you what our office has to offer, and we want this to be an exciting and positive experience.

Taking the first steps towards the smile you’ve always wanted

We make it our mission to greet every patient with genuine warmth each time they enter the office! After we’ve said hello, we’ll be happy to show you around your chosen office and introduce you to some of our talented team. Before one of our doctors completes a thorough oral examination, we may take a series of diagnostic photos, along with a set of impressions and x-rays. We use your dental and medical records, any photos and x-rays taken, and the results of your examination to diagnose any orthodontic issues and create a customized treatment plan to address them.

Throughout your visit, we’ll make sure you understand each step of the process. Once your examination is complete, we’ll 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 delay it until certain growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred
  • What treatment options we have available to correct the problem
  • If any permanent teeth will need to be removed first
  • How long treatment is estimated to take
  • How much we expect the treatment process to cost
  • What payment options are available to you

It’s important to us that we analyze each patient’s specific needs in order to produce the best results possible. The in-depth planning we do also leads to higher patient satisfaction, making it a win for everybody!

Dr. Rosemary

Investing in your new smile

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan that fits your specific case, lifestyle, and goals, we’ll sit down with you and take a look at the total investment needed for your new smile. Every patient we see comes with their own unique needs, so the costs for treatment always vary on a case-by-case basis. It’s our goal to make sure you understand all associated costs of treatment before we ever even begin!

At Kottemann Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing outstanding orthodontic care for patients of all ages, whatever the budget. Your smile is forever, and we never want finances to prevent a patient from receiving the orthodontic treatment they need! It’s important to us that you have options to improve your oral health. That’s why we accept most major credit cards, and also offer a variety of affordable payment plans. We work with most insurance plans, too, and our staff are happy to help you submit claims and maximize your benefits. We’ll do all we can to make your orthodontic experience pleasant and rewarding, from your first visit to your last!

Why you should choose us for your first orthodontic visit

Exceeding expectations is what we do here! From our five convenient locations to the warm and welcoming spaces of our waiting rooms and treatment areas, we want you to feel relaxed and comfortable each time you walk through the doors. Not only have we invested in an office environment our patients love, we also use the latest, state-of-the-art technology and update our orthodontic techniques regularly. This allows us to create beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in our community and the surrounding areas.

We know you’re likely to have a busy schedule, and we do, too! That means we try our hardest to keep all of our appointments running on time! We also know that life sometimes gets in the way, so if something comes up, and you’re unable to make a scheduled appointment, we ask that you simply let us know with as much warning as possible. Don’t forget to reschedule! Keeping your appointments is a very important part of your treatment plan, and we want to make sure everything is proceeding on track.

We have a talented team here who love what we do. You’ll always be greeted with a smile, and we’re excited to hear about your day and what’s been going on with you in between appointments. We’re proud to combine custom care and a patient-focused attitude with cutting-edge treatments in order to provide comfortable, efficient treatment with the best results, all in the shortest time possible!

Let Kottemann Orthodontics create your best smile ever

Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you. It’s also the thing they’re most likely to remember! That’s why we’re dedicated to designing a smile for you that will stand out in a crowd. We know orthodontic treatment is a big step,and one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. You can count on us to give you beautiful, healthy smile you’ll want to share with the world! Are you ready to learn more about how orthodontics could benefit you or your family? Get in touch with us today to schedule your first orthodontic visit, and take the first step towards the smile you’ve always wanted!