What to Expect on Your First Visit | Buttram Orthodontics


First Visit

Your First Visit

We can’t wait to see you! When you visit us, you’ll see that we genuinely care about our patients.

Orthodontic treatment is a significant milestone and your life, and we want to make it as enjoyable as possible. 

What does my free first visit include?

Your first visit to us is complimentary. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision to start treatment with us. 


Your first visit includes:

  • Comprehensive orthodontic exam, including digital x-rays, photos and digital scans with the iTero® Element intraoral scanner
  • One-on-one consultation with our 5-star orthodontist, Dr. Buttram, who has over 30 years of experience!
  • Cost and insurance review to create a custom payment plan that suits your budget


Before you visit us for your consultation, you can fill out your new patient forms online for an easy check-in process. 


When you visit us, our goal is to show you around, introduce you to your team, examine your smile, explore your treatment options, and create a personalized treatment plan that results in a beautiful smile.

What to Expect

Step 1: Meet your team

First, you’ll be greeted with a smile from our friendly team. (You can expect this at every visit!)


Our new patient coordinator will give you a tour of the office and get to know a little bit about you. Next, we’ll begin your orthodontic exam.

Step 2: Get digital x-rays, scans & photos

Using the advanced iTero® Element digital scanner, we’ll take quick impressions of your teeth and bite. (None of that weird goopy putty necessary.)


The iTero device produces an easy, comfortable digital scan for your orthodontist to assess your smile, but it can also create a simulated preview of your treatment results. You’ll get a sneak peek of your beautiful new smile before you even begin treatment.


We’ll take digital x-rays with our low-radiation digital x-ray machine. Dr. Buttram will use these diagnostic photos, digital impression scans and x-rays to create your personalized treatment plan.

Step 3: Meet your orthodontist

We’ll head over to our consultation room where you’ll meet Dr. Buttram! He’ll perform an in-person detailed exam of your teeth and bite. 


Dr. Buttram will discuss all findings with you, present you with our treatment options, and discuss what you can expect throughout your orthodontic journey. 


We’ll answer all of your questions and tell you everything you need to know about your upcoming transformation with high-tech braces or Invisalign®. 

Step 4: Pick an affordable payment plan

Our new patient coordinator will sit down with you and work out a financial plan to help you cover the cost of braces or Invisalign. 


We’ll discuss your needs, calculate your insurance benefit, and develop a custom payment plan that makes you feel comfortable.

Step 5: Prepare for a life-changing smile

Get ready to smile! We’ll begin the treatment process on your very first visit. You can start seeing changes in your smile in just a few weeks.

Experience a stunning new smile

And enjoy the journey along the way.