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What to expect on your first orthodontist appointment

So you’ve scheduled your first orthodontist appointment and you’re preparing for a life-changing journey to a beautiful new smile. That’s something to be excited about!

But first, you may have a few questions about the process: “What happens at the first orthodontist appointment? What can I expect?”

We’re here to break it all down – no surprises. Here are four things you can expect at your orthodontist consultation with Buttram Orthodontics in Panama City.

1. Dr. Buttram will examine your current smile!

When you first visit our orthodontist office, Dr. Buttram will become your personal orthodontist who you’ll see at each visit! You’ll meet Dr. Buttram and get to know a little bit about each other.

Dr. Buttram will perform a visual exam of your smile and we’ll take some digital x-rays, impressions and photos to gain the full picture of your teeth, gums and jaw bones.

For digital impressions, we use the advanced iTero® digital scanner to take accurate and precise digital impressions of your mouth, without the discomfort and messiness of traditional putty impressions.

Dr. Buttram will use all of this information, from your visual exam, digital x-rays and impressions, to create your personalized treatment plan!

2. You’ll choose a treatment!

At your first orthodontic appointment, we’ll help you explore your treatment options so you can choose the best one for you. Dr. Buttram will suggest a treatment option based on your needs.

The best treatment option for you will depend on your preferences and lifestyle. Dr. Buttram has the experience necessary to treat you with your preferred option.

We provide advanced Empower® self-ligating braces in metal and clear, and Invisalign® clear aligners for all ages.

3. We’ll create a payment plan that suits your needs.

We’ll talk finances too. We offer 0% interest in-house financing and outside financing with OrthoFi.

We’ll present our financial options, discuss our in-house financing plans and match you with any discount opportunities. We offer a range of treatment discounts, including a pay-in-full discount, family member discount and more.

We’ll also calculate your dental insurance benefit if you have insurance! We accept most PPO insurance plans, including TRICARE for our military families. Our team will submit your insurance claims for you so you can receive the maximum benefit.

We know it sounds like a lot, but you’ll hear all of this again at your orthodontics appointment!

We aim to make every orthodontic appointment a great experience, from your first visit – to your last. You will always be greeted with smiles and friendly faces!

4. You begin treatment and start smiling!

Once your treatment and financing plans are squared away, the next step is transforming your smile.

If you choose Invisalign, Dr. Buttram will take quick digital scans of your smile, then send these scans off for your custom treatment to be designed and printed! If you choose self-ligating braces, we’ll prepare to have your braces placed by Dr. Buttram.

Finally, you’ll start braces treatment or pop your aligners in place, and watch your smile transform over the coming months!

Schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about what to expect. If you’re looking for a top orthodontist near Panama City, FL, we’d love to meet you! We’re proud to provide high-quality orthodontics in a family-friendly environment.

The final step to preparing for your first visit is scheduling your first visit. Once you request your free exam, we’ll reach out to you to get your appointment scheduled and begin the process!

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