First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients. The first appointment  consists of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 60-minute visit gives us insight into the patient's orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we begin with diagnostic records, which includes X-rays and photos.

During the examination, Dr. Buck addresses  the following questions to clearly explain the orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

During this time we provide you with the necessary financial arrangements. It is our goal to make orthodontics affordable through a customized financial plan.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any information provided by your dentist.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of your costs.

New Patient Forms

 Please fill out the patient forms that we have mailed to you. You may also download and print the appropriate forms, fill them out and bring them to your first appointment.

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7711 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521 P: (281) 421-1100, F: (281) 421-4970