When you make the decision to begin orthodontic treatment, it can be an exciting moment. After all, you’ll soon be working towards improved oral health and a straighter smile! But braces and aligners are also a big commitment, and it’s completely normal to find yourself feeling a little nervous about all the unknowns. Here at Bennett Orthodontics, it’s important to us that you feel confident in your choice to go after the smile you’ve always wanted. We appreciate your trust in us, and we are so excited to begin this journey with you!

The first step in that journey is scheduling a FREE orthodontic evaluation with our Mobile office. This initial consultation is one of the most important appointments you’ll have with us, so we do our best to make it a positive, rewarding, and stress-free experience all around. To learn more about you can expect from your first orthodontic visit – and beyond – keep reading below.

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Your first steps towards the smile you’ve always wanted

When you arrive at our Mobile office, you’ll be greeted with a smile and receive warm welcome. We’ll introduce you to some of our talented team and give you a quick tour to help you feel comfortable and relaxed with your surroundings. At this point, we’ll review your medical and dental history, then take a few photos and x-rays of your face and teeth. These allow us to evaluate the bone health, structure, and position of your teeth, which is necessary for a proper diagnosis. Dr. Bennett will then perform a thorough oral examination to evaluate your need for orthodontic care. These diagnostic records will help him determine the best treatment option for you!

Because orthodontic treatment is a substantial investment of your time and finances, we want to be certain you understand each step of the process as it’s happening. We never want you to feel rushed or like your questions haven’t been answered! Once you’ve had your exam and we’ve reviewed the results, we’ll sit down with you and discuss:

  • any orthodontic issues we find
  • what treatment options we have available to correct the problem
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total expected cost of treatment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

At Bennett Orthodontics, we don’t do cookie-cutter treatments. A customized treatment plan will be designed specifically for you using the information we gather at your first appointment. We’ll also use these records to track the progress of your teeth as they move under our care. With this approach, we’re able to consistently produce superior results that our patients are proud of!

Dr. Bennett talking to a patient

Making an investment in a healthier smile

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Bennett, we’ll walk you through the investment needed for your new smile. Each patient has their own specific needs and responds to treatment in their own way, so the total costs will always vary from case to case. No need to worry – we’ll take care to ensure you understand all the associated costs before we proceed with the actual treatment process!

Investing in your orthodontic health has huge benefits, and we never want finances to stand in the way of a patient receiving the treatment they need. That’s why we’re committed to providing high-quality care for patients no matter the budget! We offer a variety of payment options, including affordable payment plans. We also most major credit cards and insurance plans. In fact, if your insurance covers any portion of your orthodontic treatment, our office staff will be happy to help you with your insurance claims and paperwork.

For your convenience, we have a secure online service available. From here, you’ll be able to:

  • view your appointment and account information at any time
  • sign up for email or text appointment reminders
  • check your payment history and see any current charges
  • print out flex spending reimbursement and tax receipts

The next steps in your orthodontic journey

Once your consultation is complete, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to receive your new orthodontic appliance. Depending on your treatment plan, you should expect follow-up appointments in our Mobile office every 6-12 weeks or so. During these appointments, Dr. Bennett will adjust your appliance if necessary, and check that your treatment is on track and progressing accordingly.

These visits are a vital part of your orthodontic treatment, so it’s important that you don’t miss them! We do understand that life gets in the way sometimes, though. While we do our best to make sure appointments are scheduled for a day and time that’s convenient for you, things may come up where you’re running late or can’t make your appointment. If this happens, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment.

Bennett assistant talking to a patient's mom

Get the smile you’ve always wanted at Bennett Orthodontics

Multiple studies have shown that your smile is not only the first thing people notice about you, but the feature they’re most likely to remember, too! That’s why it’s so important to trust your orthodontic health to an expert like Dr. Bennett, and our talented team of technicians, coordinators, and assistants. In our experience, the best results and most enjoyable journeys come from personalized and cutting-edge care, which is exactly what we offer. We want to provide you with a rewarding orthodontic experience from your first visit to your last – and beyond.

Unlike many practices, Bennett Orthodontics focuses on you as an individual. Instead of giving a one-size-fits-all approach to care, Dr. Bennett will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life. You can also count on our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology for the most efficient and comfortable care possible. Five-star service is our specialty, and we don’t want you to expect anything less from us throughout the treatment process!

If you’re in Mobile or the surrounding communities, we’d love to give you a beautiful smile that stands out from the crowd. Give us a call today to schedule your FREE consultation with us and let’s get started!