Starting Your New Smile
We’re always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our offices in Jackson and Brandon, MS!
At Sandifer Orthodontics in Jackson, we believe that your first orthodontic visit is the most important one.
Easy and Painless
Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.
We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos, and a digital scan for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately 20-30 minutes.
What to Expect
During your initial examination, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have as well.
- Do I have a condition that orthodontics can address?
- Is treatment needed now or should it be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred?
- What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
- Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will it cost?
- What are my payment options?
While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during your initial examination, we will address specific areas of concern after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs because focused planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.
We will discuss treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- Any panoramic X-rays taken within the past six months, if available.
- If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.
Start Your Treatment the Same Day
The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits. We value the relationship that we’ll build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you’re receiving the best orthodontic care possible.
Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day. We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit.
If you have any more questions about your first orthodontic visit, please call us at (601) 981-5004.
You can also schedule a free consultation by filling out a simple online form. Dr. Sandifer and the team at Sandifer Orthodontics are ready to help you get the smile of your dreams.