STEP 1 : CONSULTATION
Your smile transformation begins with a free consultation where we determine your specific concern and propose a personalized solution for a truly bespoke smile using the latest technology.
STEP 2: PLACEMENT
The second visit will involve trying out your new orthodontic appliance in your private dental suite. We will answer any questions, provide home care instructions, and schedule ongoing visits.
STEP 3: ONGOING VISITS
You’re busy, and we get that. That’s why your appointments are prepared specificially for you, your privacy, and your comfort. After we’ve made your smile WOW, we provide you with retainers to keep everything straight and offer various teeth whitening options to further brighten your smile!
YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
NO PRESSURE, JUST ANSWERS. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART WILL BE TO ENSURE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE AND EXCITED ABOUT TRANSFORMING YOUR BESPOKE SMILE UNDER OUR CARE.
HOW TO PREPARE
We are confident your excitement matches ours as we get prepared to have you in for a great first experience.
There is no charge for your initial consultation, which will take approximately 1 hour. We ask that you are available for this full amount of time to benefit from all components of the appointment. We encourage you to bring all decision makers to the appointment.
You will receive a Welcome Email from us as soon as your consultation is scheduled. Prior to your appointment, we ask that you do the following:
Online Health History FormInsurance InformationX-Rays
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you arrive at our office you/your child will be warmly greeted by our front desk staff. Once checked in, we will show you around our ultra-modern office and then we get to work!
Below are the services we will be doing during the free consultation appointment:
Digital, No Mess ScanDigital PhotographsDigital X-raysInital Exam In Private OfficeTreatment Fee Quote
It’s 2023 and we are firm believers that your orthodontic treatment should reflect this! It’s not 2018, or 2010, and definitely not 1998 (when Dr. Walt had his braces). Gone are the days of headgear around your neck, metal braces as the only treatment option, and of course, gooey impressions that make you gag. Orthodontics evolves every year, and we are committed to making sure you are have access to the latest and greatest technology. We recognize that you lead busy lives, so we are committed to make the treatment process as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
We love creating bespoke smiles as unique as our patients. We are a full-time, orthodontics-exclusive specialty office meaning we focus entirely on orthodontics and we do it very well (if we do say so ourselves). Our team of doctors, hygienists, and assistants are passionate about what we do. All of us here are dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and treatment from the initial consultation until your final results are achieved.
NOT READY FOR ORTHODONTICS?
It is advised by the American Association of Orthodontists that every child should have their first orthodontic screening at age 7 while plenty of baby teeth are still present. Waiting for all the adult teeth to have erupted prior to being examined by an orthodontist is a huge misconception and can often lead to irreversible damage. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Most of the time, no treatment is needed. We only do early treatment (ages 7-10) if an orthodontic problem will continue to get worse and is more challenging or not possible to fix later. Alternatively, we often tackle orthodontic problems that create psycho-social issues or are prone to dental trauma relatively early.
If Dr. Walt or Dr. Grossman recommend that no treatment be done for now, we usually recommend monitoring growth and tooth eruption. We call this our 7&UP Club and it is a complimentary service. Timing is everything when it comes to the future orthodontic treatment so we typically like to see our 7&UP Club members every 6-12 months for a quick, but very important check.
Have some additional questions? Here are some common questions we get asked prior to the first appointment.
Do I need a referral to see an orthodontist?
No, a referral is not necessary. While many of our patients are referred by their family dentist, an even larger number of our patients take the initiative and schedule their consultation themselves.
What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
An Orthodontist is actually a Dentist who has furthered their skillset with speciality training in Orthodontics. An Orthodontist has had an additional 3 years of education, and is an expert in straightening your teeth and choosing the treatment option that’s best for you.
Who should attend my child’s or my initial consultation?
We strongly encourage all decision makers to be present for the consultation. Extensive information will be provided directly from the Orthodontist and Treatment Coordinator. We are prepared and devoted to ensuring any questions or concerns are addressed during the consultation. Of course, if any questions arise afterwards we are happy to assist.
Can I start my recommended treatment the same day?
Absolutely! Most patients are eager to get started and we are able to accommodate that. Once our doctors determine your customized treatment plan we can move forward with your smile journey.
Ready for some
If you have been wanting your bespoke, dream smile, our team at Walt Orthodontics is happy to help you achieve that. Book your complimentary consultation!