Your First Visit
At your first visit with Dr. Lawrence, we will discuss your dental needs to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, plaster study models of your teeth, photos of your face and teeth, and X-rays. We use this information to develop a treatment plan that is customized just for you. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care. After Dr. Lawrence has evaluated your records, we discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes about one hour. You’ll then see us at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.