Office Visits

Our office is like a family. We strive to provide all our patients and guests with a safe, gentle environment. We understand that some may feel anxious about visiting the orthodontist, and it is our goal to make you feel safe and comfortable.

Your first visit is all about you: your comfort, your happiness, and your health

During your first visit, we will take complimentary photographs and orthodontic X-rays in order to diagnose your malocclusion properly and offer appropriate recommendations. You will meet with Dr. Shapiro to review these records in detail, and you will receive copies of the photos and X-rays to take home. Your family dentist will receive a written report with copies of the photos and X-rays.

If treatment is not yet indicated, you will be placed into our complimentary recall program, in which we will assess your dental and jaw development every year. These visits are essential to make sure we catch any urgent changes to your bite.

If treatment is indicated, we will review our recommendations in detail and a financial package will be prepared for you to review and take home.

We understand you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit us for the first time, please remember your appointment can last between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the complexity of discussion.

Once in treatment, most of your appointments will be about 20 minutes each time.