We always look forward to welcoming new patient to the orthodontic side of our practice! The first visit will be a simple and pleasant appointment. The purpose of the initial exam is to determine if orthodontic treatment is warranted, and if so, when is the proper time to begin treatment. Many times, the first visit reveals the patient is not yet ready to begin treatment, and that waiting for more growth and development is the best course of action. If treatment is indicated at the time of the initial visit, an appointment for diagnostic records will be made. Diagnostic records include digital photographs, impressions of the patient’s teeth, and digital panoramic and cephalogram radiographs. If time allows, these diagnostic records can be taken at the time of of the initial visit.