First Visit

Your first visit to this orthodontic office is an exciting time! From the moment you walk in our doors, you will sense the difference. This first meeting will be a lovely opportunity for us to become more acquainted, and for you to discover which treatment may or may not be appropriate for your given needs.

It is recommended that you plan to spend at least an hour with us for this first consultation appointment, to ensure that the greatest comfort is achieved and to allow for the answering of all your questions as best possible. Prior to this visit, you have the opportunity to save yourself significant time by filling in and submitting the health history and background information questionnaire in the comfort of your own home or office:

Once at our office, you, of course, will have an opportunity to complete theses forms or add information as you see fit. In addition, one of our receptionists will often inquire about your dental insurance and seek information that may help you best understand financial contributions from your insurance plan.

Our Conversation

Dr. Minahan looks forward to spending the time with you discussing your dental history, better understanding your concerns and goals, and performing a thorough evaluation of your smile and occlusion. In general, our conversation will be guided by your specific clinical needs and goals; however important points that will be addressed may include:

  • Can orthodontic treatment benefit me (or my child)?
  • What general procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Are any options available (or recommended) for my treatment?
  • Should I seek orthodontic treatment now, or is it best to wait?
  • Will tooth extraction be necessary?
  • How much does treatment cost? Are payment plans available?
  • How long would you expect treatment might take?

Upon leaving the office you will have an excellent understanding of your treatment options if needed, financial considerations, as well as optimal timing for that treatment.

We look forward to serving you and helping you feel right at home!