The Initial Consultation
Your first visit to Oltjen Orthodontics is complimentary! So are all observation appointments leading up to treatment. Dr. Oltjen is committed to finding the optimal time to begin orthodontics on each patient. This can lead to shorter treatment times and more simplified and less costly experiences. During your first visit, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include medical/dental history, clinical examination, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and X-rays.
The information provided from your diagnostic records is what will be used to develop your custom treatment plan. These records are also helpful in tracking and comparing the progress of your treatment. After Dr. Oltjen has evaluated your records, we will discuss your treatment with you in detail, including the cost and estimated timeline.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders etc.) usually takes from 1 to 2 hours. You will then see us at regular intervals, 4 to 8 weeks apart, for adjustments. These appointments take about 20 to 40 minutes. For your convenience, our office hours and locations are varied. You may contact any of our offices for directions and specific appointment times.