Your First Orthodontic Appointment

 First Orthodintic Appointment in Panama City, FL

Congratulations! You have taken the first step in your journey to a straighter smile! Dr. Anish Patel and our staff at Panama City Smiles want you to know what to expect at your or your child’s first orthodontic appointment.

First, we will perform a comprehensive examination to determine whether orthodontic treatment is needed. This exam will include digital X-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth, so we will have a clear picture of the starting point of your treatment and how it needs to progress. These images are also a very important part of tracking your results as your treatment progresses.

We will discuss your orthodontic issues, our treatment options, and a timeline for your treatment. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about the treatment process. Then, we will go over the treatment costs and payment plans available.

Before you have your appointment to place the braces on your teeth, we like to make sure you understand the level of commitment it will take on your part for the treatment to be successful.

  • Excellent oral hygiene is vital to keeping your teeth healthy through the orthodontic process. Thorough yet careful brushing and flossing is key to keeping food particles and plaque off of your teeth.
  • Keeping your scheduled appointments is important to maintain progress in your treatment plan. Missing appointments can delay treatment, adding time and cost that is unnecessary.
  • Staying up-to-date on your agreed-upon payment plan will ensure there are no interruptions or detours in your journey to a straighter smile.

We very much look forward to helping you get the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Patel will give you instructions at your consultation about your (or your child’s) next appointment to place your braces. We will set up an appointment schedule for adjustments and progress checks. If you have any questions about orthodontic treatment or your appointment schedule, use our online form or
call us at (850) 588-0185.