"Peace begins with a smile."- Mother Teresa
"A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime."
"One of the best things in life is seeing a SMILE on a person’s face and knowing that you put it there."
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."- Phyllis Diller
"Smile, it’s the key that fits the lock of everyone’s heart."- Anthony J. D’Angelo
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Office Visits

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

Every smile starts with an initial consultation!

Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with X-rays as needed, to determine whether treatment is necessary
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans

Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.

What happens after the initial consultation?

You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted!  After your consultation, we will schedule your records appointment to obtain study models of your teeth, photos of your face and teeth, and an additional x-ray to access facial development.  This information is used to verify your customized treatment plan and are helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as your teeth move under orthodontic care.

After Dr. Simon has thoroughly reviewed your orthodontic plan and your treatment has been explained to you in detail, we'll be ready to schedule an appointment to have your new appliances (braces, aligners, expanders, etc.) placed.  That process usually takes one to two hours.  You'll then see us at regular intervals of four to six weeks for adjustments.

Scheduling Appointments

Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask you to extend the same courtesy to us.  If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.  We're looking forward to working with you.

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.

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