What to Expect at Your First Appointment
At Righellis Orthodontics, we know that making the choice to straighten your smile is a significant decision. We are here to walk with you every step of your journey. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the utmost care so they can enjoy healthy teeth and gums for many years to come.
Though our practice has transformed the smiles of many children, there is never a wrong age to start your journey to a stunning new smile transformation. Whether you are interested in the most comfortable, or most discreet treatment options, you will find it here at Righellis Orthodontics.
You are unique and so is your smile. Orthodontics is never a one-size-fits-all and not everyone will require the same treatment.
Dr. Righellis will provide you with a customized and detailed treatment plan designed to give you the most stunning smile!
Your Initial Consultation
Your first visit is an important one, as it’s the start of a new and exciting adventure to your most perfect smile! And it establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you.
During this first visit, you will have some paperwork to complete, which you can download here, so you can finish it prior to your appointment. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions you have and to assist you in completing the paperwork if needed. Our entire staff is also here for you during your appointment.
We will do everything we can to ensure every visit, is a great visit. Call us anytime, so we can alleviate any concerns you may have before you even see the orthodontist.
Medical History and Diagnosis
During your first visit, we will review your medical and dental histories and discuss your personal orthodontic goals. Next, Dr. Righellis will perform an assessment of your teeth, gums, jaw joints, and surrounding orofacial structures. X-rays and scans will also be taken so that we can evaluate the underlying teeth roots and supporting bone structures.
Dr. Righellis will then discuss your treatment options with you, explaining each one in detail. Finally, a personalized treatment plan will be designed with your unique needs in mind.
Placement of Your Braces
After your initial consultation, you are one step closer to achieving the smile you have always dreamed of! Next, we will schedule your appointment for Dr. Righellis to place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment will generally take about an hour and during this time our team will ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
Once your braces are on, you will need to visit our office for regular follow-up visits. During these appointment, Dr. Righellis will monitor your progress and make sure everything is going well.
In addition, be certain you don’t skip out on your regular dentist! It’s important to continue to see your family dentist at least every six months for teeth cleanings and routine checkups during your orthodontic treatment plan.
Contact Us Today
You are not just a patient to us! We enjoy taking an interest in patients and their family outside of the dental chair. It’s a delight to us to watch our patients grow and build confidence as they progress towards a healthy, gorgeous smile! To schedule a consultation at our Oakland, CA practice, contact us online or call us at 510-482-0600.