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Your first orthodontic appointment.

Expert Orthodontic Treatment in Silver Spring, MD

At Scott Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. That's why Dr. Scott and our expert team of highly trained orthodontic specialists work hard to personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs, and why we use only the latest in cutting-edge orthodontic technology to ensure that treatment is as effective and convenient as possible. But no matter what your treatment plan entails, it all begins with your first visit!

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Your first appointment with us is an exciting time, and it's a chance for us both to get acquainted, find out more about your orthodontic situation, and explore the treatment options available to you. When you first step into the office, you'll be greeted by one of our patient coordinators, who will ask you to fill out some paperwork to help get you into our system. If you have one, please bring your insurance card, as we'll need to know your medical and dental history. You can expect the first visit to take an hour, although we invite you to expedite the appointment by filling out your forms beforehand:

New Patient Form (Adult)*
New Patient Form (Child)*

Your Initial Exam

With the paperwork out of the way, it's time to get down to finding out about your orthodontic situation. This is the point when we conduct your initial examination. We'll start by taking photographs, X-rays, and creating impressions (molds) of your teeth to give us a clearer picture of your orthodontic health, then Dr. Scott will perform a thorough orthodontic examination. We'll use the information we gather during this process to make a diagnosis and a treatment recommendation. 

Discussing Your Treatment Options

Based on the diagnosis we make after your examination, we'll go over the potential treatment options available to you. We're proud to offer a variety of orthodontic treatments at our office, and we're happy to take the time to explain each option in detail and answer all of your questions. Once we decide on a treatment, you're on your way to a brand new smile – and you may even be able to get started that same day!

Contact Your Silver Spring or Mitchellville, MD Orthodontist

Few things are as important as a healthy, beautiful smile, and at Scott Orthodontics, we would be thrilled to help you achieve one. We've helped countless patients throughout the Silver Spring and Mitchellville areas achieve a new smile, and if you'd like us to do the same for you, we encourage you to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to request a consultation at our Mitchellville or Silver Spring, MD office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're looking forward to seeing you at your first visit!


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