Our greatest goal is to give you that healthy Spectacular Smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.
Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with an Initial Consultation!
Your INITIAL EXAM will give you the opportunity to meet Dr. Van Westen and our team, learn more about orthodontics, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs.
During your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Perform a complete oral exam to determine if treatment is necessary
- Help you create a customized treatment plan
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
- And more: Your INITIAL EXAM is complimentary!
If no treatment is warranted, a recall exam will be scheduled in the future.
What happens after the Initial Exam?
If it is determined that treatment is needed, the recommended photos, impressions of teeth, and X-rays will be taken (INITIAL RECORDS). Based on these findings, Dr. Van Westen will make an individualized treatment plan for you or your child.
The Case Presentation and your Treatment
During this appointment, the findings from the initial records will be discussed in detail along with the presentation of step-by-step procedures for treatment.
All fees and payment plan options, taking into account your insurance coverage, will also be discussed. Once the treatment plan and financial options are agreed upon, treatment may start.
You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted!
During your BANDING (START) appointment, Dr. Van Westen will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will go over individualized instructions.
Appointments are scheduled every two to eight weeks and range from 15 minutes to one hour.
Note that NOT all appointments can be scheduled before or after work/school. Some of your appointments will be during the work/school hours. Our practice will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible for you and your family.
Van Westen Orthodontics is also proud to provide an optional Shuttle Service for your convenience. Now you can stay at work, and the shuttle service will pick up your child from school, bring him or her to the appointment, and bring your youngster back to school.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, especially during your orthodontic treatment.
The day is finally here!
DEBAND (FINAL) day is all about you and your new Spectacular Smile!
We are so proud of all your efforts that we are working with our business neighbour, Cilento Photography, to offer you a complimentary studio photo shoot of your new smile!