Your First Orthodontist Visit

Every new smile starts with an initial consultation!

This complimentary appointment is an opportunity for us to get to know one another, learn more about orthodontics, and receive a comprehensive initial exam.  Your initial appointment will last 45 minutes to an hour.

During this first visit to our office, diagnostic records are made to determine which treatment options will best meet your needs. Diagnostic records typically include a review of your medical/dental history, a comprehensive clinical examination, digital X-rays, and photos of the patient’s face and teeth. Dr. Lee will use this information to develop a custom treatment plan for you. 

Dr. Lee will review all her findings with you and explain all treatment options in detail, including the cost of your treatment, financial options, insurance information, and payment plans. Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you.

Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.

Successive Visits

Scheduling Appointments

Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.

Visiting our office about every four to ten weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. These periodic visits enable us to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces.  During this active phase of your orthodontic care you will need to keep regular appointments, follow instructions, eat nutritiously and practice good oral hygiene. Also continue to visit your dentist regularly.

We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. If for some reason you cannot make it to your appointment, please contact our office at April Lee Orthodontics Phone Number 650-231-2680. By doing so you allow another patient to use that time as well as reschedule your appointment. 

Length of Treatment 

Invisalign or braces may be on between 6 months to 30 months or longer depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation and the degree of movement possible. 

Retention

Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. The retention period is an important part of your overall treatment and cannot be neglected!

Dental Care

Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make certain that all cavities have been treated and the health of your gums and underlying bone are free of periodontal disease.  

Visit the dentist regularly during orthodontic treatment.

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist at least once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.