What To Expect At Your Orthodontic First Visit

Welcome to Wedding Thompson Orthodontics! As exciting as new adventures can be, we know that the unknown can be a little scary. Orthodontic treatment is no exception! This is a big decision, and we want you to feel confident in our care from start to finish. That begins with your initial consultation, which is one of the most important visits you’ll have with us. We want your first appointment with us to be an exciting and stress-free experience, so let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from an orthodontic evaluation in our Owensboro office!

Taking the first step in your smile journey

Your consultation with us is completely free (we throw in coffee and muffins, too!) We’re genuinely glad to see you, so you can expect to be greeted warmly by our awesome front desk team every time you walk in the door. On your first visit, we’ll give you a brief tour of the office to help you feel more comfortable with your surroundings, then introduce you to our treatment coordinator. She’s extremely easy to talk to and will walk you through your concerns about your smile and what goals you have for orthodontic treatment. Then it’s time to meet the doctor!

After saying hello, Dr. Wedding or Dr. Thompson will assess your smile and bite. This examination is quick and painless but very thorough. Based on the results of this exam, the doctor will discuss the following with you:

  • if there are oral issues present that orthodontics can correct
  • whether treatment is needed now or if it would be better to delay it until the appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred
  • if any permanent teeth will need to be removed before beginning treatment
  • what treatment options are available to address the problem
  • the estimated treatment times
  • how much the treatment process will cost
  • any payment options available to you

If Dr. Wedding or Dr. Thompson feel that orthodontic treatment would benefit you and you’re happy to move forward with it, he’ll create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. This will give you the best results in the shortest possible time!

Your customized treatment plan

We don’t do cookie-cutter treatments here at Wedding Thompson Orthodontics. Our team recognizes that every smile is unique, and we’re committed to providing every patient with customized treatment built around their individual needs, lifestyle, and goals. This in-depth planning leads to higher patient satisfaction and long-lasting smiles! During your first visit with us, we’ll be sure you understand each stage of the treatment process to give you complete confidence in the journey. We’ll then take a look at the total investment needed for your new smile!

No two smiles are alike, and the treatment costs will vary even in similar cases. There are many factors that go into determining the total cost, including the severity of the case, the appliances used, and more. You won’t ever have to worry about hidden costs with us, however—we’ll ensure you understand everything included in your custom plan before treatment begins! Although we do our best to keep costs down, we understand that treatment is still a big expense. That’s why we offer:

  • adjustable down payments you can actually pay
  • flexible monthly payments that fit your family’s budget
  • extended payment periods

All of our interest-free financing is done in-house, with no third-parties involved. They don’t know you like we do, and won’t look out for your smile the way we will! If you have dental insurance that will cover orthodontic treatment, we’ll be happy to review your insurance information in order to maximize your benefits. For your convenience, we can even assist you in filing your claims.

The next step is up to you

Once you’ve been examined by Dr. Wedding or Dr. Thompson and decided on a treatment plan, the next step is up to you! Beginning your orthodontic journey is a big decision and we don’t want to rush you. If you need time to think about things, we can schedule an appointment for you in the future, but we can also get started the same day if you’re ready! We’ll take some photographs and X-rays of your mouth along with a digital iTero scan, which allows us to make molds of your teeth without using the traditional goop most patients dread. We’ll set up an appointment for you to have your braces placed or receive your first set of aligners, then work up a schedule so you’ll know exactly when you’ll be coming in for follow-up visits!

We want to provide you with the most rewarding orthodontic experience possible, and our expert team always aims to exceed your expectations. We’ll keep you fully informed about your treatment plan and progress while providing a welcoming space for relaxing waiting and comfortable treatment. Our state-of-the-art office has invested in innovative technology that allows us to create beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in our community. We also do our best to keep appointments running on time! Speaking of appointments, we know there are times you may be running late or need to cancel. If this happens, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to reschedule your visit to help keep your progress on track.

Find your best smile at Wedding Thompson Orthodontics

Did you know that your smile is the first thing most people notice about you? It’s also the feature they’re most likely to remember. Wedding Thompson Orthodontics can give you an unforgettable smile you’ll enjoy for many years to come! To learn more about how orthodontics could benefit you or your family, get in touch to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our expert doctors. Our team is standing by to help you take the first step towards a confident smile you’ll want to share with the world.