Your First Orthodontic Appointment

If you've never been to an orthodontist before, it's natural for you to wonder what the experience will be like at your first orthodontic appointment. At The Braces Place, Dr. Pennella and his friendly team are always excited to meet new patients and we're looking forward to getting to know you! Below we've outlined what you can expect during your first visit with our Lexington orthodontist, so you don't have to wonder what will take place!

During your initial appointment, your orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth, jaws, bite, and facial profile. He will then sit down with you to discuss his findings and your potential treatment options. This important 1-hour visit will give Dr. Pennella insight into your unique orthodontic needs while giving you the opportunity to tell us what you hope to achieve from orthodontic treatment.

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  • In addition to the initial examination, we will also take a few digital photographs and/or X-rays so Dr. Pennella can more closely view any potential orthodontic problems you may have. You can expect us to address the following during your first visit with us:
  • If there is a condition present that orthodontic treatment can help with
  • Whether you should begin treatment now or delay treatment until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred
  • The treatment options available to you that can correct the type of problem you have
  • Whether or not any permanent teeth must be extracted
  • How long your treatment will take and how much will it cost
  • Your financing options

In addition to covering these topics during your first appointment, Dr. Pennella will also address specific areas of your treatment after he carefully analyzes your diagnostic records. This careful analysis of your unique needs helps in two ways: It allows Dr. Pennella to create an in-depth treatment plan so the best possible results are achieved; it makes sure you're very satisfied with your new and improved smile once your treatment is finished.

Our team believes in being open and honest with all our patients as good communication is key to successful treatment and patient satisfaction. If at any time you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, we encourage you to speak with us!

Request Your Complimentary Consultation

If you're ready to request a complimentary consultation with our orthodontist, please complete and submit the form below. One of our team members will then get in touch with you to schedule your first appointment with us. We're looking forward to welcoming you to The Braces Place where we specialize in creating amazing smiles for families living in the Lexington and Columbia, SC areas!

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