What To Expect
Upon your arrival at Moorestown Orthodontics, please notify our receptionist. We can’t wait to welcome you to our office.
Dr. Kazmierski will conduct a thorough clinical orthodontic examination and explain all aspects of treatment himself.
The Purpose of the Initial Examination is to Answer:
- What sort of problem is present, if any?
- When is the proper time to begin treatment?
- What type of treatment is indicated?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will the treatment cost?
If orthodontic treatment is indicated at this time, an appointment for Diagnostic Records is scheduled. If time allows, these diagnostic records can be taken at the initial visit.
What are Diagnostic Records?
- Study models of your teeth.
- Panoramic and cephalometric radiographs along with measurements and tracings made with these.
- Digital photographs of the patient and their teeth.
- Doctor’s studying the diagnostic records to form a diagnosis and determine treatment options.
- Treatment consultation to present the complete diagnosis, discuss treatment options, and determine the best course of treatment.
It is our goal to see you, on time, for your appointment. Time is scheduled to complete the necessary procedure, give information about the treatment and answer any questions you may have. In order for us to maintain a schedule that runs in a timely manner, we request that patients arrive on time to avoid delays, as the day progresses. Your cooperation and consideration with appointments is greatly appreciated by our office and the patients that are seen after your appointment.
Appointments and School
For our school-aged patients, we make every attempt to schedule our patient’s during non-school hours. However, in order to provide ideal care for your child it is occasionally necessary for appointments to be scheduled during school hours. These are the appointments when your child may need extra work, needs more individualized attention when the office is not busy with the “after school rush”, or needs to get in sooner to replace a broken brace.
By scheduling these longer appointments during school hours, we can assure that we will have after school appointments for you when you need to schedule a short appointment. Short appointments should be the majority of your appointments so this policy works to your advantage in the long run.
To avoid unnecessary during school appointments please help make sure that your child takes extra care of his/her braces and appliances by following the what to avoid eating list that is provided. Patients who have unnecessary breakage of braces during treatment will require additional during school hour appointments to replace these braces and generally have prolonged treatment time in braces. Take care of your braces as we recommend – the result is a straighter, healthier smile… faster!