Blooming smile
Fee & Insurance
Category of Appointments

Consultation (Your Initial Visit)
  Upon arrival to our office, you will be welcomed by our patient coordinator.
She will gather the completed patient information form, dental insurance details, and any other pertinent information. You will then be guided to our initial consultation room.

Dr. Kwak will then meet with you and perform a comprehensive orthodontic examination, share his findings and discuss treatment options with you. Our patient coordinator will review Dr. Kwak's treatment findings and, if orthodontic treatment is indicated, discuss financial arrangements.
Diagnostic Records
  If treatment is indicated, we will need to gather diagnostic records to determine the best course of treatment. Diagnostic records typically include study models (impressions or molds) of the teeth, diagnostic radiographs, facial/dental photographs and wax bites.
If the treatment requires extraction of teeth, you will be given X-rays and a referral note so that you arrange the procedure to be done by your general dentist.
Initial Bonding (The Day the Braces Go On)
  Approximately 1-2 weeks after your Diagnostic Records appointment, we will see you for the initial bonding appointment; usually 1 1/2 hours. The parent or legal guardian is required to be present the first and last 15 minutes of the appointment.
The parent or guardian may choose to leave during the procedure but is welcome to stay in the waiting room also.
Periodic Adjustment Appointments
  Patients are scheduled for periodic adjustments every 4 to 8 weeks. As we strive to meet each individual's scheduling requirements, you MUST expect some appointments to occur during school hours.
If appliances need to be changed, augmented or repaired we will need to schedule a 30 or 40 minute appointment. Regular adjustments usually last approximately 15 minutes.
Debanding (The Day the Braces Come Off)
  This appointment usually takes 1 1/2 hours to complete.
We remove your braces and take the whole records again like in the beginning. Our staff will invite the patient and parents to the consultation room.
Dr. Kwak will show and compare the before and after pictures of the patient and discuss pertinent information. You will be scheduled to receive your retainers. Your retainers will be delivered in 2 to 5 days.
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