What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Dr. Defay meeting with a patient and parent for the first timeYour first visit to Defay Orthodontics is called an orthodontic consultation. This allows us the opportunity to get to know you and your family, and for you to get acquainted with our office and staff. When you first get here our records technician will take x-rays and photos. These records help Dr. Defay see your specific orthodontic needs. Dr. Defay will then perform a thorough examination and present a proposed treatment plan. Payment plans and fees will then be discussed with the treatment coordinator. If Dr. Defay feels you are ready to start treatment, then we will get you started by taking impressions for your diagnostic records.

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Diagnostic records are very important to the orthodontic process. Impressions of the teeth will be taken and then models will be prepared. These models, along with the x-rays and photos, will give Dr. Defay the needed information to determine the perfect treatment for your orthodontic needs. The consultation and diagnostic records are all complementary.mold of teeth defay orthodintics