Your First Visit
We always get very excited about meeting new patients. Please drive right to the front door and look for your own special parking space, labeled with your name. Our Treatment Coordinator will greet you as you arrive, and give you a quick tour of our office, so you know all the amenities available.
We will take a set of FREE digital photos of your teeth, and a FREE digital panoramic x-ray. Then, Dr. Woolaver will perform a FREE clinical exam and consultation. The doctor uses the photos to help you understand what he sees, and the x-ray is necessary for the doctor to provide a thorough exam, check for pathology, evaluate growing teeth, etc.
Dr. Woolaver will discuss any problems, consequences, and solutions in regards to your orthodontic needs. If you are ready for treatment, he will detail your individual treatment plan. In some younger patients, Dr. Woolaver may recommend monitoring jaw growth and tooth eruption for a while. We do not want to start treatment until your teeth are ready… that would only extend your time in treatment, not help you finish any quicker.
These patients will join Woolaver’s Wigglers Watch Club, and we will bring you back in occasionally and monitor you as you wiggle some more teeth out.
Your orthodontic consultation is followed by a financial consultation. The Treatment Coordinator will verify any insurance benefits you may have, and present written financial options to meet your needs.
This stuff helps us get ready for your visit… less time hanging out!
Bring any panoramic x-rays taken within the past 6 months.
If you have orthodontic insurance, let us know the details when you schedule your consultation… That way we will already have your benefit verified before you arrive. Waiting for the Treatment Coordinator to hold with an insurance company is a real drag!