First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. During this appointment, Dr. Peden or Dr. Hoffman will do an examination and discuss their findings with you. This initial examination is complimentary. We know your time is valuable, so if treatment is necessary, we can expedite treatment by taking diagnostic records. These records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models that are necessary for developing an appropriate treatment plan. The examination and diagnostic records are complimentary to military personnel.

At the conclusion of this initial examination, we will address the following questions and answer any questions that you may still have.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • What types of appliances are best?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

After assessing the orthodontic records, the final treatment protocol will be decided. Dr. Peden and Dr. Hoffman will stay in touch with your other dental professionals during treatment so as to give optimum care.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit.

  • Any panoramic or full-mouth X-rays taken within the last six months.
  • If you have any orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open conversation. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal: creating a beautiful, confident smile!