Your First Visit
Our goals are simple; to provide you a beautiful, life lasting and healthy smile, and do so with customer service second to none. Orthodontic treatment is an investment that will provide you with the smile you have always wanted. We understand proceeding with treatment is big decision and we want to both understand your reasons for wanting to improve your smile and meet your goals.
The initial consultation, beginning your journey to a perfect smile!
At Bret Johnson Orthodontics we firmly believe each patient comes to us with a unique set of orthodontic needs, as well as their own treatment goals. For this reason, we have reserved an extended time slot so that we may discuss and address your specific questions. Using state-of-the-art technology, such as 3D imaging, Dr. Bret will complete a thorough examination and address the following questions, as well as any other questions you may have:
Are there any orthodontic concerns that will require treatment? If so, what is the ideal, most efficient time to begin treatment?
As a patient, what treatment options do I have and what are the benefits of each?
What will my orthodontic experience consist of and how long will treatment last?
What are the financial costs associated with treatment? What types of payment options are available to me?
Should Dr. Bret recommend treatment, a full set of diagnostic records including X-Rays, photos and impressions will be required; these records can usually be taken the same day. Dr. Bret will study this information to determine the underlying cause of your orthodontic concerns. An individual, customized treatment plan will then be developed to address your specific needs.
Our recommendations will be sent to your family dentist; we coordinate and communicate regularly with your dentist throughout treatment to ensure you have not only a beautiful smile, but a healthy one as well!
We would be glad to review our financial packages at this initial appointment. We believe orthodontic treatment is a positive, life-changing experience that should be easily accessible. For this reason, we offer multiple payment options and accept most insurances..
The next step: What happens after the consultation?
Your journey toward your dream smile has begun! Following your consultation we schedule you to have your orthodontic appliances placed. Depending on your treatment, this appointment will take between one and two hours. Because your comfort and satisfaction are our main priorities, you will have a designated staff member to ensure we succeed in these areas. Following the placement of your braces we will thoroughly review and educate you on how to care for braces.
Throughout treatment you will visit our office every eight to ten weeks. Our convenient hours, 7a.m. to 7p.m. availability, are designed to fit busy schedules. We understand that “life happens.” If you happen to be running late or need to reschedule your appointment, please call our office as soon possible and we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.
When you’ve decided you would like to proceed with treatment, please contact our office, 509-466-2666, and our scheduling team will assist you. We are excited to be part of your orthodontic journey!
Regular Dental Care Throughout Treatment
A straight smile also needs to be a healthy smile. It is extremely important to see your dentist for regular dental cleanings throughout treatment and after. Should additional dental work be needed, our office will help you coordinate the appointments with your family dentist, or dental specialist, to ensure you receive the best possible care.