During your first visit, Dr. Chun or Dr. Jelson will listen and discuss with you your orthodontic concerns and desires. They will thoroughly evaluate your face, jaw, teeth, and bite to discuss your possible treatment options. Dr. Chun or Dr. Jelson will take their time to explain details of your bite and will honestly inform you as to the need and/or timing of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Chun, Dr. Jelson and their staff welcome and greatly encourage any and all questions that you may have during this initial appointment. This initial appointment will take about 30 – 45 minutes. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a beautiful smile!
If treatment is needed in the future:
We will schedule you for an observation or recall appointment in the future so we can continue to monitor your bite and teeth, and to determine the best timing to begin your orthodontic treatment.
If treatment is recommended now:
We will need additional information (diagnostic records) to further analyze your teeth, bite, and jaw so that Dr. Chun or Dr. Jelson can customize a comprehensive treatment plan just for you. These records may include impressions of your teeth for study models, photographs of your face and teeth, and orthodontic X-rays. Because we value your time, these diagnostic records can be taken right in our office after your initial examination, for your convenience.
Once records are taken, your next appointment will be a consultation (for about 45 – 60 minutes). During this appointment, Dr. Chun or Dr. Jelson will explain in detail possible treatment options, the pros and cons of orthodontics, as well as your treatment time. We will also discuss your insurance benefits and a financial arrangement.