Office Visits



orthodontist-first-dental-visit-garland-txOur orthodontic team stands behind a firm commitment to provide a top-quality, safe, and comfortable dental experience for you and each of your family members. We are sensitive to the fact that many children and adults may feel nervous about receiving orthodontic treatment, so it is our goal to earn your trust while creating a more comfortable visit for you. Your confidence and trust, combined with our clinical expertise, will enable us to provide you with the highest level of care.

Comfort, Happiness, and Health are Vital for a Successful First Visit

For your initial visit, it is important that we get to know you and learn as much as possible about your goals for a healthier smile. We will discuss your medical history as well as your dental history, and then take digital pictures of your smile and your teeth. This information will be helpful as Dr. Fleming sits down with you for a personalized consultation to begin crafting your customized treatment plan. During this first visit, we encourage you to ask questions and become actively involved in the planning of your treatment.

So that we may provide you with thorough and accurate care, please remember to bring these items for your first visit:

  • Your patient information paperwork
  • Your dental insurance card

What Happens Next?

If you choose to move forward with the orthodontic treatment that we have recommended, we will make arrangements to begin placing your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment will be the first step towards your new smile, and typically takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

As you move through the orthodontic process, you can expect your appointments for periodic adjustments to last about 30 minutes.

Don’t Abandon Your Family Dentist

Continuing to visit your family dentist every six months is very important during the time that you are receiving orthodontic treatment. Routine dental checkups and cleanings are essential if you wish to maintain a healthy smile. Occasionally, additional dental care may be needed, and we are happy to coordinate that care with your dentist to ensure that your treatment is thorough and consistent.