Your first visit is a consultation appointment. At this evaluation Dr. Mathew will inform you of the following:
- Is orthodontic treatment indicated?
- Is this the appropriate age to begin treatment?
- What is the length of treatment time?
- What is the cost of treatment and what payment plans are available?
- How do we get started?
We also discuss any specific concerns you may have about your child or yourself. We then help you decide if metal braces, ceramic clear braces, Invisalign, or braces behind the teeth is best for you.
If treatment is indicated, we then schedule an appointment to take appropriate records and start treatment.
The appointment when you get your appliances (Invisalign, braces, expanders, etc.) can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. You will then see us at regular intervals of 4 to 8 weeks for an adjustment. These appointments usually take 20 minutes.
Whether you are a child or an adult, we know that New Yorkers are busy and so we offer appointments as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 8 p.m. Patients are seen by appointment only. We have a 24-hour emergency service for your convenience.
We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us within 48 hours of your appointment.