Your First Orthodontic Visit

It can be exciting to finally take the first step towards achieving a healthier smile by scheduling an orthodontic consultation. Yet you may also find yourself feeling a little anxious, wondering what to expect from both your appointment and the orthodontic process itself. We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in the team here at Sohn Orthodontics, and are here to help you feel confident in your choice! 

Your initial consultation with us is one of the most important appointments you’ll have. We view this as our chance to meet and get to know a bit about each other. We’ll also be able to take a look at your oral health and discuss any concerns you have with it. Our team truly believes that your first visit to our Bridgeville office should be a pleasant, positive, and informative experience. 

To keep everything stress-free, let’s talk about what you can expect from your complimentary consultation and what happens if you decide to move forward with orthodontic treatment. To learn more, keep reading below!

A warm welcome

When you visit our office for your consultation, you’ll be greeted warmly. Our office has an open concept design so you can see everything and thus feel more comfortable with your surroundings. We’ll then move on to taking a few digital photographs and x-rays for our records before introducing you to Dr. Sohn.

As she  examines your teeth, gums, and mouth, Dr. Sohn may also ask if you’ve had any problems with chewing, swallowing, or opening and closing your mouth. The information that we obtain from this exam, your medical and dental history, and the images taken are what go into making your initial diagnosis. We’ll also use this information to create a customized treatment plan that’s based on your unique needs. 

We never want patients to feel as though we’re rushing them through appointments, especially the first one! Your initial visit with us will last about an hour, giving us plenty of time to perform an exam, discuss your diagnosis, and address any questions or concerns you may have at this point. You can also expect us to cover topics like:

  • any oral issues you are experiencing
  • if treatment is needed immediately or if waiting is recommended
  • what treatment options are available to correct the problem
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total investment required for treatment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

Sohn Orthodontics is proud to provide patients with a high level of personalized care that is based on their specific needs, lifestyle, and goals. Using this individualized approach, we’re able to consistently produce superior results that our patients love!

Your investment in a healthier smile

Once we’ve gone over all your options and you’ve decided on a treatment plan that works for you, we’ll take a look at the total investment needed for your new smile. Because every case is different, the total treatment costs will vary from person to person but you never need to worry about hidden treatment costs of unexpected fees here at Sohn Orthodontics! We’ll ensure you understand exactly what to expect before the active phase of your treatment ever begins.

We believe everyone should have access to the orthodontic care they need, and aim to provide affordable financial options for every budget. To do that, we offer several flexible payment options, including: 

  • no interest monthly payments
  • Payment in full courtesy 
  • financing through Lending Club

Our team is also committed to making the process as easy as possible if you have dental insurance that covers orthodontic treatment. We accept many major insurance plans and will work with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.

The next steps in your orthodontic journey

After you’ve decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Sohn, if possible, we could place your braces that same day or schedule an appointment for you to start the active phase of treatment. Depending on the type of treatment you’ll be using, you can expect follow-up visits every 4-8 weeks or so. During these check-ups, we’ll assess your progress and check to be sure that your teeth are moving according to the treatment plan. Dr. Sohn will also make any necessary adjustments if you’re wearing traditional braces.

These visits are an essential part of the treatment process, so it’s important that you don’t miss them. While we do our best to schedule your appointments for a day and time that is convenient for you, we understand that there may be days when you’re running late or can’t make your appointment for some reason! If this happens, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment for another day. This will help keep your treatment plan on track!

Your perfect smile is waiting for you at Sohn Orthodontics

You only get one smile in life, so why would you trust it to anyone less than an orthodontic specialist? Dr. Sohn has years of experience creating beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in and around Bridgeville. Our talented team is committed to providing patients with a stress-free environment and a rewarding orthodontic experience from your first visit to your last. We’re excited to meet you and get to work on your smile!