phone | 248.360.5315
     1099 Union Lake Road, Suite B
    White Lake Township, MI 48386

Your First Visit
What To Expect
We are always excited to meet new patients, and your first visit is designed so that you can get acquainted with our office, learn about the potential options for your orthodontic treatment, and determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment. Plan approximately 45 minutes for this visit, and we will make sure that you have as much information as possible to help you feel comfortable making a decision about your orthodontic care. Each patient’s treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve.

During the consultation, Dr. Antkowiak will address the following questions concerning your orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well:

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

  • While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial exam, we address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. It is important to analyze each patient’s individual needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and to higher patient satisfaction. We generally do not reserve additional time at the consultation appointment for diagnostic records; we feel that families deserve time to carefully consider the options presented before making a decision about orthodontic care. Full records, including impressions for study models, photos, and special x-rays, are usually obtained at the second appointment. This appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes.

    Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic x-ray taken within the past six months.
  • Your insurance card, if you have orthodontic insurance.

  • By providing this information at your first visit, we will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of your costs.

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