Robert Schwartz, DDS, MS
Orthodontist located in Algonquin, IL
An orthodontic consultation gives your orthodontist vital information regarding your oral health needs. At Schwartz Orthodontics in Algonquin, Illinois, Robert Schwartz, DDS, MS, offers complimentary first visits for all new patients. A 30-minute orthodontic consultation can help you and Dr. Schwartz identify the next steps in your orthodontic treatment. To schedule an orthodontic consultation, call Schwartz Orthodontics today.
Orthodontic Consultation Q&A
What is an orthodontic consultation?
An orthodontic consultation is an initial visit that allows Dr. Schwartz to assess your orthodontic health and plan future treatment. During your orthodontic consultation, it’s important to discuss your orthodontic concerns and ask questions about what you hope to achieve with treatment.
At Schwartz Orthodontics, your complimentary initial visit lasts for approximately 30 minutes. If necessary, Dr. Schwartz may reserve time after your consultation to take diagnostic X-rays, digital impressions, or photographs for your future records. Gathering this information at your first visit can help expedite the orthodontic treatment process for your next appointment.
What happens during an orthodontic consultation?
During an orthodontic consultation, Dr. Schwartz focuses on explaining the basics of orthodontic treatment so you know what to expect. He also answers any questions about the orthodontic treatment process. To make the most out of your consultation, come prepared with questions, such as:
- What are the types of orthodontic treatment?
- How long does orthodontic treatment take?
- Are braces my only option?
- Should I delay treatment or start now?
- How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
- What are my payment options?
Dr. Schwartz always makes sure his new patients understand their treatment options and expected costs before leaving their initial consultation. However, additional visits are necessary to start your individualized treatment plan.
What should I bring to my orthodontic consultation?
The more information you bring to your orthodontic consultation, the more time you will have to ask questions and get the answers you need to start treatment.
If possible, try to send Dr. Schwartz any panoramic radiographs that your dentist has taken in the last six months. Your dentist can also send the images straight to Schwartz Orthodontics. In addition, you should ask your dentist to forward your dental records.
It’s important that Dr. Schwartz knows about any underlying medical conditions you have or medications you’re taking that may interfere with your treatment, so try to bring information regarding your medical history to your initial visit.
If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. Your insurance card can help Dr. Schwartz and his team estimate your treatment costs.
To schedule an orthodontic consultation, call Schwartz Orthodontics today.