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3 Things to Expect on Your First Orthodontist Visit

family of four smiles after their first orthodontist visit

If you’ve never visited an orthodontist, you may be wondering what to expect when you walk through our doors! What happens at your first orthodontic appointment and what can you do to prepare before you get here?

Your friends at Local Orthodontics are here to break it all down! We want you to feel comfortable, prepared, and excited to create your perfect smile. 

Here are 3 things you can expect to experience at your first orthodontic exam with Dr. Jewett and our friendly team

1. Dr. Jewett will examine your current smile!

When you first visit Local Orthodontics, Dr. Jewett will be your orthodontist! You’ll meet Dr. Jewett and get to know a little bit about each other.

Next up are your digital impressions! We’ll use our iTero digital scanner to take quick digital impressions of your mouth – without the discomfort and messiness of traditional putty impressions. We use the iTero device to see the full perspective of your teeth and jaw bones. 

Dr. Jewett will use all of this information from your visual exam, x-rays and digital impressions, to create your personalized treatment plan!

2. You’ll choose a treatment! 

At your orthodontic exam, we’ll help you explore your treatment options so you can choose the best one for you. Your orthodontist will discuss the pros and cons of our different types of braces (traditional metal, INBRACE lingual braces, clear ceramic braces, and 3D printed LightForce brackets) as well as Invisalign® clear aligners.

After Dr. Jewett examines your smile, he will determine whether a full treatment of braces or Invisalign is best for your case, or if an appliance would be more efficient first. 

The best treatment option for you will depend on a few factors, including your specific condition, the severity of your condition, your age, and of course, your preferences. We’ll listen to your concerns and talk about your lifestyle to help you decide between braces or Invisalign. 

3. We’ll create a payment plan that suits your needs.

We’ll talk finances too! Before you start treatment, you’ll sit down with our treatment coordinator to discuss the cost of treatment. We’ll present our financial options and discuss our 0%-interest in-house financing options, as well as outside financing with CareCredit. 

We also offer a number of discounts for our amazing patients. We offer a pay-in-full discount and referral discounts!

The cost of Invisalign or braces will depend on a few things, including the length of your treatment plan and the type of treatment required. From here, we’ll also calculate your dental insurance benefit if you have insurance. We’re proud to accept most insurances – see our full list of accepted insurances here! Our team is happy to submit your insurance claims for you to help you receive the maximum benefit.

We just threw a lot of information at you, but don’t be overwhelmed! You’ll hear all of this again at your orthodontic exam, of course.


Your first visit is 100% complimentary!

Your first visit includes a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jewett and a thorough orthodontic exam – including diagnostic photos, x-rays, and digital scans. 

Our complimentary consultation is valued at $250! We want you to feel confident in your decision to start treatment with Local Orthodontics.

We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the orthodontic treatment process, so you know what to expect by the time you leave your first visit. We’re here to guide you – from your first visit, to your last.


Still have questions about your orthodontic exam?

Excited to begin a life-changing journey? We’re excited to meet you! 

The final step to preparing for your first visit is scheduling your first visit. Once you request your complimentary consultation, we’ll reach out to you to get your appointment scheduled. 

If you want to know more about the level of care we provide, you can see what sets us apart! Take the first step to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted by requesting your complimentary consultation with us in Johnson City, TN.