What To Expect At Your First Orthodontist Appointment

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Basics of What Happens at Your First Orthodontist Appointment

Smile History & Paperwork

Before your complimentary exam, we will ask you to fill out some forms about your dental and medical history. Get here a few minutes before your exam so we can get your consultation rolling!

Oral Exam & X-rays

Once you’ve completed your paperwork, you will meet our orthodontist, Dr. Clifton. She will give you a physical exam and then take x-rays and 3D imaging of your teeth and jaw. This helps Dr. Clifton understand your needs and form a treatment plan.

Treatment Plan

Dr. Clifton will discuss your smile goals and present you with a diagnosis. Then, she will recommend an orthodontic treatment plan that is unique to your needs, lifestyle, and budget. She will also answer any questions you have!

Payment Options

We believe everyone deserves a straight and healthy smile. That’s why our office team works hard to help you afford orthodontic treatment. We will help you find a payment plan that works for your budget and file your insurance paperwork.

What Happens After Your First Orthodontist Appointment

Once you’ve had your first exam and nailed down your treatment plan, we will schedule your next appointment so you can start your smile journey!

We're Here to Tell You What Happens at Your First Orthodontist Appointment

It’s always a good time to consider improving your smile, and it all starts with your first orthodontist appointment! As Chapel Hill’s leader in orthodontic treatment, we have helped people of all ages unlock their most beautiful smiles.

Many prospective patients wonder, what does the orthodontist do on the first appointment? Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is here to answer all your questions about your free consultation! Schedule yours today!

Book An Initial Consultation Today

At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing you with the best orthodontic care in a warm and friendly setting. Our incredible orthodontic team will go above and beyond to give you the smile of your dreams. 

If you’re in or near Chapel Hill, NC, and are looking to improve your smile, it all begins with a free consultation at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry. Schedule your first orthodontist appointment today!