First Visit

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At Denise Nguyen Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile that they truly feel proud of. Dr. Nguyen and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work with our patients on an individual level, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs. Whether through braces, Invisalign, or any other method we offer, orthodontic treatment is an investment in your best asset that'll last a lifetime – and it all begins with your first visit.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Your first appointment is an exciting time, as it's the first step in a process that will eventually help you achieve a beautiful new smile for the rest of your life. Your initial appointment is completely free of charge, and it's a chance for us to get to know each other, understand your orthodontic situation, and explore potential treatment options. You should expect the appointment to take about 30 minutes, during which we'll take X-rays, photos, and other measurements to make a diagnosis and create a treatment plan. In some cases, we may need more time, in which case your appointment will last an hour.

We strive to use the latest in orthodontic technology at our office, which is why we're proud to use the iTero Digital Impression System. This advanced optical scanner uses 3D imaging technology to create a fully realized computer model of your bite and smile. This lets us accurately understand your orthodontic condition, plan treatment in detail, and run a simulation to see what your teeth will look like after treatment. Best of all, our use of iTero means we don't need to take impressions – so you won't have to sit with gooey, uncomfortable putty in your mouth at your first appointment.

Ultimately, your initial examination is for exploration and gathering information. During the appointment, we'll aim to answer a number of questions, and we encourage you to ask any other questions you have:

  • Do I have an orthodontic condition?
  • Is orthodontic treatment necessary? What treatments might work well for me?
  • Do we need to start treatment now or would it be better to delay treatment?
  • Do we need to extract any permanent teeth?
  • How long will treatment last?
  • What will treatment cost? What are my financial options?

At your first appointment, we'll take the time to talk through each of these questions with you and answer any other questions you have. If you do decide to pursue treatment, we'll schedule a follow-up consultation to discuss your treatment options in more detail, go over the time frames, and explore your financial options. We want you to have a complete understanding of your situation and options, and we'll take the time to walk you through every element of your treatment and answer any questions you have.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

We know your time is valuable, so to help expedite your treatment, we kindly ask you to bring a few things to your appointment:

  • Copies of any panoramic X-rays taken within the last 6 months (you may want to ask your dentist to send these to us)
  • An insurance card for orthodontic or medical insurance.
  • Completed patient forms

Contact Your Vienna, VA Orthodontist

Your initial appointment is the first step towards a beautiful, healthy new smile that'll last a lifetime. If you'd like to learn more about treatment, our office, or schedule a consultation for yourself, we'd love to hear from you. Give us a call at (703) 847-6544, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to request an appointment at our Vienna office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a smile you're truly proud to show off!