Welcome to Orthodontics Exclusively! We’re excited to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and look forward to getting started. Like many new things in life, you may be feeling a little nervous about your decision to explore orthodontics. This is entirely normal! We value the trust you’ve placed in our practice and work hard to provide you with a safe, positive, and stress-free experience. That begins with your first visit to our Norman or Oklahoma City office, so let’s take a look at what you can expect from this initial consultation!
Your orthodontic evaluation
Your first appointment with us is one of the most important ones you’ll have. It’s our chance to get to know a bit about each other, listen to your concerns, and offer possible treatment solutions. You’ll also receive a thorough but painless oral examination by one of our three expert orthodontists and a free panoramic x-ray. We pack a lot into this visit, so it tends to last a little longer than subsequent appointments will. You can expect to spend about an hour with us as we discuss your medical and dental history, perform an exam, and talk about what comes next!
During your exam, one of our doctors will look inside your mouth to observe the development of your teeth and bite. They may also ask some questions at this time, such as whether the jaws make noise when the mouth is opening or closing, or if you have any problems chewing or swallowing. The information we collect during your initial consultation will help our doctors determine if there are any orthodontic issues present that require treatment, whether that treatment should begin immediately, or if you’d be better served by waiting until a later time.
Whether you’re planning to begin treatment now or later, this appointment is the best time to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. To ensure you fully understand the orthodontic process, our team will discuss the following topics with you in detail:
- any oral issues you’re experiencing
- if treatment is needed immediately
- what treatment options are available to correct the problem
- an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
- the total investment required for your new smile
- any payment or financing options we have available to you
Our team is proud to take a personalized approach to orthodontic care! When creating your customized treatment plan, our doctors will always take your specific needs, lifestyle, and goal into account. This allows us to consistently produce exceptional results and a rewarding orthodontic experience from start to finish.
What comes next?
Once your initial evaluation is complete, we’ll conduct a treatment consultation to explain all aspects of your treatment in detail. This includes a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem and a written summary of our findings, along with a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals, and estimated fees. We encourage questions and will provide ample time to answer any you may have!
The next step is a consultation visit to discuss your treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. You’ll leave our office with a clear understanding of what your unique needs are, what your treatment plan will consist of, and how long we expect it to take. If treatment is accepted, we will set you up to receive your orthodontic appliance!
After your appliance is placed or fitted, you can expect follow-up appointments with us every 6-8 weeks or so. During these visits, our doctors will adjust your appliance if necessary, monitor the movement of your teeth, and check that everything is progressing as it should be.
Because they’re an essential part of your orthodontic treatment, we encourage you only to cancel or reschedule these check-ups if necessary. If you’re running late or can’t make your appointment for any reason, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to reschedule your appointment for another day to keep your treatment on track!
Investing in a healthier, happier smile
When we outline your personalized treatment plan for you, it will include a breakdown of all applicable fees. We will always inform you of all the costs involved before any treatment begins. Our mission is to provide you with world-class orthodontic care that fits your budget! For this reason, we offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs, including:
- interest-free in-house financing
- low monthly payments
- flexible payments for every budget
- FSA and HSA funds
If your insurance plan covers orthodontic treatment, we’ll be happy to help you maximize your benefits. Bring your current insurance card with you to your first visit, and we’ll work with you to receive full insurance benefits for any services. As a courtesy, we will also file your insurance claim for you.
Your best smile is waiting for you at Orthodontics Exclusively
When you choose Orthodontics Exclusively, you can be sure your care is in the best hands possible. Dr. Revels, Dr. Restuccia, and Dr. Shannon are all accomplished orthodontists who are OU faculty in addition to running our practice. They have many years of experience creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages in Norman, Oklahoma City, and the surrounding areas.
Our offices are proud to use innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology to give you comfortable treatments and superior results in the shortest amount of time possible! If you haven’t already, get in touch with us today to schedule your FREE consultation. Connect with us on social media to always stay up to date with us! This is the perfect time to take the first step towards the beautiful smile you deserve!