What Happens At Your First Orthodontist Appointment?

Choosing to focus on your smile’s health is always a great idea. Whether you’re looking for treatment for yourself or your family, Dr. DiCiccio and Dr. Freeman are here to help!

You or your children’s journey toward a brighter, healthier smile starts with a complimentary consultation. During this hour-long appointment, you will meet our staff, learn more about your needs, and discuss treatment options.

Our main goal is to make sure you feel comfortable with every step of the process. Let’s take a closer look at what to expect at your first orthodontist appointment.

What to Expect at your First Orthodontist Appointment?

 We consider our patients part of our family. If it’s your first time visiting, we will give you an office tour and introduce you to Dr. DiCiccio and Dr. Freeman. They will examine your teeth and discuss your orthodontic goals. 

Our knowledgeable staff will:

  • Look over your dental and medical history
  • Review your insurance coverage to determine treatment costs
  • Provide you with financial information

 We will provide you with the essential information to decide what treatments options best fit your situation.


Meet the Staff and Take an Office Tour

Some orthodontic treatments can last one to three years, which means you’ll get to know our friendly staff very well. To ensure you’re comfortable from the start, we want to introduce ourselves and show you where we work. We’re happy to answer any questions about the technology we may use in your treatment.

Dr. DiCiccio and Dr. Freeman have provided the best orthodontic care in Fresno and Clovis for years. Learn more about their training and personal interests!


Provide Dental and Medical History Paperwork

Completing the dental and medical history paperwork allows us to understand your needs. The paperwork will ask about:

  • Medical conditions we should know about, including allergies to medication
  • Orthodontic treatment history
  • The last time you visited a dentist or orthodontist
  • The last time you had X-rays

We know it’s not the most exciting part of the process, but this information allows us to serve you better.


Receive an Oral Exam with Scans and X-rays 

After we gather your information and show you the facilities, we will conduct an oral exam. The exam gives us the chance to get a complete understanding of your needs. We will use X-rays and computer imaging to see your smile at every angle. 

If you have any questions about our technology or equipment, just ask! We want you to receive all the information you need.


Review Treatment Plan and Ask Questions

Dr. DiCiccio or Dr. Freeman will discuss what they saw during the exam and review your treatment options. You may have many questions, including:

  • What is my orthodontic condition?
  • Do I need braces?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • How long will the treatment last?
  • How much will the treatment cost?
  • Do I need dental work before I start treatment?

Dr. DiCiccio and Dr. Freeman can give you answers to your questions and discuss the specific steps of your orthodontic treatment. We will also email you a copy of the presentation so you can share the information with your family. Every patient also receives a Post Examination packet with more info!


Discuss Insurance Coverage and Payment Plan Options 

Along with information about your orthodontic condition and treatment options, we will provide you with a cost estimate. The estimated cost will depend on various factors, including: 

  • The treatment appliances
  • The severity of your condition
  • Length of treatment
  • Your insurance coverage

We believe everyone should have access to the best orthodontic treatment. We offer OrthoFi to help you create a payment plan that works for your budget.

Schedule Appointment

Once you agree to the treatment plan, we will schedule your appointment to get the appliances fitted. We will explain proper oral hygiene and appliance care, so you can keep your teeth and gums healthy during treatment.


Book Your First Orthodontist Appointment Today!

We want the best for you and your family, which is why we take every step to give you superior treatment. Schedule your consultation today to learn what makes DiCiccio Freeman Orthodontics the top braces and Invisalign provider in Fresno and Clovis!