We will make every effort to ensure that your first visit with us is a comfortable and informative experience. You will be given a tour or our office and treatment area. We may take a Panoramic radiograph of your teeth and Dr. Larkin will then take a look at your teeth with a mouth mirror. At this time Dr. Larkin will inform you of your Orthodontic needs if any.
If you are ready for Orthodontic Treatment, Dr. Larkin will explain to you what he recommends for treatment and what his estimated treatment time is. In addition, your insurance coverage and the cost of treatment will be thoroughly discussed at this initial visit.
Your next step is to schedule a "Records" appointment. Full diagnostic records are necessary to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient.
Diagnostic records includes:
*Facial and dental x-rays
*Models of the upper and lower teeth
If the patient is not ready for treatment, they are placed on a complimentary recall status to be seen at a later date in our office.
The appointment to place your braces usually takes from one to two hours. You'll then see us at regular intervals of 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. Any patient with broken brackets or wires can only be scheduled before 3:30pm. Our regular office hours are as follows:
Monday thru Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
If you have an emergency after hours call 386-427-1400
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My staff and I look forward to meeting you. Allow me to express my gratitude for your confidence in our practice. You will be beginning a relationship with us that will lead to a beautiful new smile.
As you know, your first visit will include a tour of our office followed by a brief description of the approach we will take. We will also discuss the estimated treatment time and the fees associated with our services. If orthodontics is recommended, subsequent appointments will then be scheduled.
We want to make this a most pleasant experience for you, therefore, if you have any questions prior to your appointment, do not hesitate to call us. If you will complete the form at your convenience and return it on the day of your visit, or e-mail it back to us at Larkinortho@gmail.com. This will save some time when you arrive. We will see you soon.