Your First Visit

On your first dentist appointment when you arrive for your visit in our dental clinic, one of our friendly staff members will greet you with a smile! We have created a comfortable environment where you can feel confident in the level of dental treatment you receive. This appointment will help us get acquainted with each other and will also allow us to learn about your goals and desires for your oral health care, forging a foundation for a healthy and long-lasting relationship. We strive to do same day treatments. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Your First Visit

Depending on the nature and needs of your first appointment, it may generally last anywhere from 40-60 minutes. Initially, we will review your past medical and dental histories and address any immediate concerns you may have. Generally, an exam will be performed and appropriate x-rays will be taken to allow our clinical team to examine the status of your oral health. After we review our findings, we will create your dental profile. This will include an outline of your current oral and dental health. Based on your needs and desires, a customized treatment plan will be developed that provides for your optimal oral and dental health care. We will also discuss the risks, benefits, and alternative options to any proposed treatment recommendations.

At the conclusion of your visit, our caring and knowledgeable staff will make sure to answer any questions you may have and properly schedule you for any follow-up care. You will leave our office armed with the proper information to better help you care for your teeth and gums.

Please assist us by providing the following information before or at the time of your visit:
  • • Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
  • • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • • If you have dental insurance, bring your insurance information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require taking medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)

Financial and Insurance Information

We believe in affordable dental care for all. We strive to accommodate any financial arrangements for our patients to the best of our ability. We offer discount plans and care credit for patients as well as accepting all major insurance. Feel free to stop by or give us a call for a free consultation about your insurance. We will provide an accurate estimate of your treatment plan expenses before services. Or if you simply want to know a crown or a wisdom tooth extraction cost or any other dental services, just give us a call. Let us earn your trust without stressing over unwanted, undisclosed expenses. Come join our family!

Financial and Insurance Information

Why Braces?

Your dentist may have discussed with you the benefits of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This can result in tooth decay, worsen gum disease and lead to tooth loss. Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints. These can lead to chronic headaches and face or neck pain. Treatment by an orthodontist can be less costly than the additional care required to treat dental problems arising as a result of orthodontic problems. For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefits of Orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident.

Braces for All Ages:


Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. Jaw surgery is more often required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws are not growing. Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.


It’s best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and the best time for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. At E-Orthodontics we use self-ligating brackets which don’t require elastic ties to hold the wires in place, thus making them much easier to clean while moving the teeth much faster and with less discomfort than traditional braces. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months.