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Your First Visit

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see Orthodontist Dr. Brenda Stenftenagel. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teens. Over 20% of the patients in our practice are over the age of 21, and are thrilled at the changes in their smiles and their lives! We provide a complimentary initial exam in both our Hebron and Portage offices so that you can get all the information you need to get started on the road to a great smile at Braces For All Ages.

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential orthodontic treatment options. This important 60-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we also reserve time for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. These records are complimentary.

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

We will answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination.

The consultation visit is to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions, and you'll go away knowing the kind of attention to detail that is the hallmark of care with Dr. Brenda and the team at Braces For All Ages.