First Visit

Your first orthodontic appointment.Expert Orthodontic Care in Cherry Creek & Denver, CO

At Unterseher Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile they feel proud of in any situation. That's why we strive to provide high-quality orthodontic treatment to patients throughout the Cherry Creek, Westminster, & Denver, CO areas, designing personalized treatment plans to perfectly suit our patient's unique needs and lifestyles. Orthodontic treatment is a long and exciting process, and it all starts with your initial appointment. 

Your Initial Exam

Your first visit is a time for us to get acquainted, to find out more about your smile, and to explore the treatment options available to you for achieving a healthy, beautiful new smile. You should expect the appointment to take about an hour, which will give us plenty of time for the examination and to answer any questions you may have. After filling out some paperwork, we'll get started with your initial exam.

During your initial exam, we'll take a series of photographs, X-rays, and measurements to learn more about your smile and uncover any orthodontic conditions you may have. We may also make impressions (molds) of your teeth to give us a physical model of your smile. After taking these measurements, your doctor will perform a comprehensive orthodontic evaluation to discover what orthodontic conditions you may have.

Setting the Stage for a Healthy Smile

After your exam, we'll go over our initial findings, giving you a preliminary diagnosis and mapping out some possible treatment options. While we may tell you everything looks great and you don't need treatment, chances are we'll recommend some form of orthodontic treatment. Keep in mind that at your first appointment, all of this is preliminary: we won't have a final diagnosis or a detailed treatment plan until we fully review your diagnostic materials, which will happen during the days following your appointment. 

This is where you can ask any questions you have about treatment. While we're happy to discuss any part of treatment you'd like, we generally try to answer the following questions at the first appointment: 

  • Do I have an orthodontic condition or malocclusion?
  • Will orthodontic treatment improve my smile?
  • What treatment options are available to me? 
  • Is now the best time to start treatment, or should we wait?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost? What are my financial options?

Contact Your Westminster, CO Orthodontist

Your initial appointment will give you a far greater understanding of your smile, your orthodontic condition, and your treatment options, and it's the first step on the path towards a beautiful, healthy smile. And if you're interested in scheduling a first appointment for yourself, we would love to help! Feel free to call us at 303-466-1955, reach out to us at our contact page, or request a consultation online at our Cherry Creek or Westminster, CO office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile!