Our greatest goal at Hamilton Orthodontics is to give you a healthy, straight, beautiful smile. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our team will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible.
We ask that you call the office for all emergency visits so we can assess and schedule the appropriate appointment for you. In order to help our office stay on schedule walk-in emergency patients will be assessed and an appointment arranged based on openings available in our schedule and may not be possible for the same day; this helps our office stay on-time.
Every smile starts with an initial complimentary new patient exam
Your initial new patient exam appointment will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial exam we will:
- Review the patient's dental and medical history forms
- Gather clinical photos, xrays and scans to assist the doctors in determining the ideal orthodontic approach
- Provide a complete oral exam to determine if treatment is necessary
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your complimentary new patient exam appointment.
What happens after the initial exam?
You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! After your exam we will schedule the appropriate follow-up appointments. Occasionaly, a second appointment is needed to discuss, in detail, the customized treatment plan best suited to treat your orthodontic condition, schedule appointments to start treatment, discuss financial fees and formalize a payment plan and insurance claim submissions.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to twelve weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens”. If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We look forward to working with you.
Before the Appointment
You will receive appointment reminders by email, text, and/or phone
Teeth must be brushed and flossed prior to the appointment
When you arrive for your appointment, please call the office and we will direct you to the floor your appointment is scheduled on. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please feel free to come in and check-in at the front desk
During the Appointment
-All clinical staff will be wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) appropriate to their role. This may include face shields and gowns. Please note that only the patient and the staff are permitted in the treatment area.
After the Appointment
Once the appointment is complete we will schedule the next appointment via phone or in person and provide any updates regarding treatment.
Visiting the Dentist during Orthodontic Treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every three to six months during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is necessary, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you receive the care you need.