Orthodontics is a special kind of dentistry involving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for crooked, crowded or protruding teeth is "malocclusion" which means "bad bite." The practice of orthodontics involves treating and correcting these "bad bites" to achieve the most stable bite possible. In addition, a person's self esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment creates a more pleasing smile.
Orthodontic treatment is different from many other types of health care services in that we have the opportunity to work with our patients on a regular basis over an extended period of time. This allows us to get to know you as an individual and give you the special attention we feel you deserve.
Dr. Williams, Dr. Robirds and the entire team look forward to meeting you on the first visit to the orthodontic office. We understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. Dr. Williams, Dr. Robirds and the entire orthodontic team will make this first visit relaxing, positive, and informative.
The initial visit usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. It will include a clinical examination, diagnostic records, and evaluation of all of your orthodontic needs both present and future. Our goal is to answer all of your questions regarding your orthodontic treatment at this first appointment and make sure you have all the necessary information in order for you to make a decision. The treatment coordinator will also provide an approximate cost for orthodontic treatment and how your active participation can help ensure success. There is no charge for this visit.
If you have any questions about your first orthodontic visit, please do not hesitate to call us at 512-346-9771.