Your First Visit
Your first visit to our office is a time for us to get to know you and determine what your main concerns are. We will ease any fears or anxiety by explaining in detail each step of your treatment. Each member of our team is friendly and accessible and we encourage our patients and parents to ask questions. We believe that patients feel more comfortable if they know what to expect and are well informed of a procedure before it occurs.
Please make sure you have completed and submitted your health history form and added any applicable orthodontic insurance information. For your convenience, you can click here to fill out the health history form online. There is no charge for this initial examination.
On your first visit, we will be taking a complimentary digital x-ray and photos of your teeth. You will be introduced to Dr. Mibab who will then perform an examination of your teeth and bite. He will discuss with you in great detail whether orthodontic treatment is indicated, and if so, the duration, benefits, and costs of your care. To help you better understand your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Mibab will use a state of the art interactive patient consultation system which will allow him to educate you about your diagnosis and treatment recommendations. He will discuss with you treatment options and demonstrate any appliances or procedures you will need.
If you are ready to begin treatment, spacers can be placed at this initial visit or if preferred a separate appointment can be scheduled. Spacers are tiny rubber bands placed between the back teeth to allow room for the braces. In some cases, an impression or mold of the teeth is indicated and will be done before we place the spacers.
If a patient is still developing and is not yet ready for treatment, Dr. Mibab will recommend the patient be placed into an observation phase where he will follow growth and development to determine the appropriate time for treatment.
Dr. Mibab and his team will be glad to answer any questions you may have and review financing options and any applicable insurance coverage in detail prior to beginning treatment. We will provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you.