First Visit & Regular Appointments

Your First Visit

At your first visit, Dr. Taylor or Dr. Mortensen will perform a thorough clinical examination to evaluate your relative need for orthodontic treatment. This appointment usually lasts about 30 to 45 minutes and is complimentary. After the examination, the doctor will be able to provide a likely treatment plan, an estimated treatment length, and the cost of treatment.

If the patient is ready to begin treatment, a records appointment is made. At the records appointment, X-rays and pictures are taken. We will analyze the records and develop a specific, customized treatment plan.

Regular Appointments

Getting braces on usually takes one to two hours. You’ll then see us about every six weeks for regular adjustments, which take about 30 minutes.

Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. Completing treatment on time is highly dependent on keeping your scheduled appointments.