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Preparing for Your First Visit with an Orthodontist

Preparing for Your First Visit with an Orthodontist

Going to your first appointment at any new type of medical practitioner can cause people of all ages to feel some fear and anxiety. This goes for the orthodontist as well โ€“ but fortunately, we have tips to help prepare you for your first visit to Matza and Co. Orthodontics that are sure to calm your worries.

Discuss Insurance/Payment Plans

While your first consultation with the smile specialists at Matza and Co. Orthodontics is complimentary, you do want to know what to expect later for future payments. For example, you may learn that braces are needed for your teeth (or your childโ€™s) during this consultation, and you’ll want to make certain that you are prepared for the cost involved with financial arrangements in place. If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your insurance benefits.

Ask about Records

When you make an appointment with the orthodontist, you should find out which records may need transferring. In many cases, your regular dentist will refer you to the orthodontist, so the transfer of records about your teeth should flow seamlessly. Sometimes, however, you will need to take a more active role in getting your information to the orthodontist.

Follow Instructions

Upon scheduling your appointment to learn more about braces or other potential orthodontic treatment, ask if you must take any special precautions prior to your appointment. For example, when it comes to certain procedures, you cannot consume food for a period of time beforehand. Making sure you follow any instructions provided helps you to move through the process and obtain your ultimate goal. If you do need braces, you’ll likely have a series of instructions to follow, so you can start to practice for doing so now. We feel it is important to analyze each patientโ€™s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

Have or Provide Company

Your journey to a brighter smile doesn’t have to be one that you go on alone. Many people feel nervous when they go to the orthodontist even when they are prepared. Ask a trusted relative or friend to come along with you and to act as a source of support. When you’re going to the office for your children, let your kids know that you’ll be there with them to support them and to ask any necessary questions.

As your Boca Raton smile specialists, Matza & Co. Orthodontics is the right choice for you and your family’s health. Our entire staff is passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles. Preparing for the visit allows you to stay on top of the situation and to open the door to honest conversations. We strive for excellence by continually educating ourselves to deliver superior orthodontic service to our community. Contact us today and take the first steps towards getting that smile you’ve always dreamed of for yourself or for your kids! Visit us at or call us directly at 561.368.3480 to schedule your complimentary first consultation!