Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.
Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as comfortable, convenient, and rewarding as possible. We’ll use the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every smile starts with a consultation!
Your consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, as well as learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. Your initial consultation we will:
- Give you an office tour and a chance to meet the doctor and staff
- Take photographs and review your dental records and referral information
- Make a preliminary facial and oral examination
- Offer a tentative treatment plan and explain all the fees for treatment
During your consultation, we will explain everything you will need to know about your orthodontic treatment, so you can choose what’s best for you ... no strings attached. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas-Blair, please call (867) 961-3079.
What happens after the initial consultation?
If you choose to receive orthodontic treatment, you will need to create your orthodontic records: This includes photos, X-rays, and measurements as well as impressions or 3D intraoral scans. 3D X-rays may also be needed for some patients.
Records can be taken at your very first visit, or you may want to schedule a second visit for that to be done.
Dr. Thomas-Blair can often place your new orthodontic appliances the same day that records are taken. Typically, this appointment is no longer than one hour, and then you’re on your way toward your new smile!
Visiting the orthodontist every four to eight weeks is an essential part of your orthodontic treatment. Regular checkups last between 20 and 40 minutes. Our practice will work with you to make sure your appointments are scheduled around your busy schedule so you will spend less time in the dental chair and more time enjoying the things you love to do.
We understand that “life happens,” so if you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know, and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, call our practice at (867) 961-3079; we’re looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is vital that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure you receive the best possible care.