What To Expect

DentiformsChoosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision.  We understand that a healthy, brilliant smile is a key component to looking and feeling your best and we respect that each patient has different reasons for seeking treatment.  Our team will help guide you every step of the way, ensuring that your orthodontic journey is an amazing experience from beginning to end.  We utilize the latest technologies and proven techniques and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to provide you with the customized, individual care you deserve.


1. The Meet

The first step to a great smile is a  complimentary initial consultation where we'll McKennadiscuss your treatment goals, identify your specific needs, and educate you on possible treatment options. During this first visit, you'll be welcomed by one of our treatment coordinators and given a full tour of our office. We encourage you to snoop around, quiz the doctors, talk with fellow patients, and have fun getting to know us! Following the tour, you’ll be guided to one of our private consultation rooms for an orthodontic exam by one of our doctors. During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Listen!  We want to get to know you – specifically, we want to understand your concerns and motivation for treatment.
  • Review your medical and dental history.
  • Complete a thorough examination. Our doctors will explain all relevant findings in easy-to-understand terms and present a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs and desires.
  • Answer any questions that you may have and provide you with the necessary information for determining which treatment option is just right for you. 
  • Review all financial information, insurance opportunities and our customized flexible payment options.

Get excited – you might even be able to begin treatment the same day if you're ready! 

Please print off and bring in the corresponding form(s)

  1. Junior/Teen New Patient Forms
  2. Adult New Patient Forms

2. The Start

The Big Day!  By this time you'll be fully prepared (and excited) to begin your orthodontic treatment. The appointment to place your new braces, Invisalign, or other appliances generally takes about 1-2 hours. We'll provide you with all the information and tools necessary to keep your teeth clean, healthy, and looking their finest during treatment.  But what if you still have questions?  Fear not - we will never fail to continue answering your questions during your start appointment and other follow-up visits.   From the moment we first meet you until the minute your braces are removed, our team is committed to making your orthodontic experience with us amazing from start to finish!

3. The Amazing Journey

Throughout treatment, patients are usually seen about every four to eight weeks to allow the doctors to monitor the progression of treatment.  In fact, these adjustment appointments are the building blocks to your new, wickedly-awesome smile!  We understand that most of our patients have obligations during the day, usually involving work or school.  Our goal is to make your appointment as convenient as possible, so when scheduling appointments, please don't hesitate to let us know if there's a day and time that works best for you.

We understand that once in a while "stuff comes up" which may cause you to change or overlook your appointment.  If you're ever running late or need to reschedule, please contact our office and let us know as a series of rescheduled visits may result in a delay of your treatment and possible extension of the total treatment time.  We'll be sure to do everything we can to accommodate you and get you rescheduled as soon as possible.  We're looking forward to meeting you!


Contact Us to schedule your complimentary consultation today!