○ Initial Examination: 60 minutes
○ Records: 30 minutes
○ Initial Bonding: 60-90 minutes
○ Adjustment Appointments: 30 minutes
If you notice that part of your braces feels broken or loose, please call to notify us before your appointment; at least 24 hours before, but the sooner the better. We’ll help determine whether or not it’s something that requires an earlier visit to address the problem. Unfortunately if you are scheduled for a routine adjustment appointment and you do not notify us of something broken or loose, we may not have time to repair the issue at that same appointment. Please keep us informed.
We respect your valuable time and do our best to run on schedule. To serve each patient in a prompt and efficient manner, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment. If you are late for an appointment, we ask that you see one of our front office staff members to determine if you can be rescheduled the same day or if you will need to be rescheduled to another day.
Successful orthodontic treatment requires a series of scheduled appointments throughout treatment. It is in the patient’s best interest to reschedule a missed appointment as soon as possible. Please contact our office immediately and we will work with you to reschedule missed appointments at our earliest convenience. After a 2nd consecutive missed appointment, we will require a refundable deposit to hold an appointment slot.
Our initial consultation is one of the most important appointments throughout your entire orthodontic treatment, and thus a full hour of our time will be reserved just for you
We understand that your time is valuable, therefore we will make every effort to see each patient at his/her scheduled time. In return, we ask that our patients arrive on time for their appointments.
We prefer to schedule the long appointments in the morning hours and the adjustment appointments in the afternoon in order to be able to accommodate our school going patients.
We appreciate that your time is extremely valuable; we hope you understand that our time is also valuable!
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please provide us with as much notice as possible, preferably at least 24 hours. This allows us to rearrange our patients to accommodate your scheduling change.
We understand that situations arise unexpectedly that may force you to cancel your appointment, but we trust that you will work with us to maintain the integrity of our scheduling system which allows us to provide efficient and effective orthodontic care.
Please note that we do have a cancellation fee if the appointment is not canceled within 24 hours or if the patient does not inform our office that they will not be able to come for their appointment.