First Orthodontic Visit

When you decide to pursue orthodontic care with Westfall Orthodontics, it’s an exciting time! After all, orthodontics can change your life for the better in many ways, and that’s certainly something worth celebrating. However, you may also find yourself feeling slightly overwhelmed by so much information. It’s completely normal to be a little anxious about what lies ahead, especially if you aren’t exactly sure what to expect from the treatment process, but we want you to feel confident in the trust you’ve placed in our expert team. That begins the moment you walk in the door!

Your initial appointment with us is one of the most important ones you’ll have, so we work hard to make it an experience that’s exciting and stress-free. This complimentary consultation is our time to meet each other and get acquainted, and learn a bit more about what orthodontic treatment entails. If you’re ready for a healthier smile, take a look below at what you can expect from your first orthodontic visit, and beyond.
Taking the first step in your orthodontic journey
When you arrive at our Abingdon, Bristol or Richlands office, you’ll be greeted warmly by our staff and introduced to some of our talented team. After giving you a short tour of your preferred office, we’ll take a few photos for our diagnostic records. We may choose to do x-rays and impressions at this time as well. Following this, Dr. Westfall will perform a thorough oral examination.

Here at Westfall Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to making sure you understand each and every step of your orthodontic journey with us. We never want you to feel as though you’re being rushed or like your questions have gone unanswered. After your exam is complete, we’ll sit down with you and discuss several topics related to your particular case. This includes:

  • any oral issues you’re experiencing that orthodontics can address
  • if treatment is needed immediately or if it would be better to delay it
  • what treatment options we have available to correct the problem
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total estimated financial investment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

We’re not interested in “one size fits all” orthodontic treatment, preferring instead to analyze the specific needs of each patient. Dr. Westfall will create a personalized treatment plan for you based on your unique smile, lifestyle, and goals. Having an individualized approach like this allows us to consistently produce superior results that we can all be proud of!