First Visit To Your Family Orthodontist

unnamed-6Thank you for choosing Shults Orthodontics as your family orthodontist! We understand that each patient’s orthodontics treatment is unique, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. Whether our patients have needed braces, Invisalign or other orthodontic treatment, we are so grateful that they have found a home in our Wellington, Florida, orthodontic office! Our caring team of dental professionals provides outstanding orthodontic dental care and will warmly welcome you to our comfortable office environment, helping you feel confident about the dental care you receive.

About Your First Orthodontist Visit

We’re so excited to meet you on your first visit to our Wellington office, as this important visit will allow Dr. Shults and our team to determine what the best treatment option is, when to start it, and how to achieve the smile of your dreams. For our younger patients, our team members are experienced at alleviating any nervousness and helping kids feel at home. Whether you’re making your first trip to the orthodontist at the recommended age of 7, or you’re an adult looking to revitalize your smile, Dr. Shults and his staff will welcome you to our orthodontic family! We will be sure to treat you with care and respect at your first visit and every visit thereafter.

What To Bring To Your First Visit

When you arrive at our office for your first visit, please be prepared to complete insurance and health information forms if you have not done so in advance (Patient care forms). We would also appreciate it if you would provide the following information, whether through your previous dental/orthodontic offices or your personal records:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months
  • If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card, as this will enable us to give you an estimate of your costs.
  • Patient care forms - convenient forms you can download, print, and complete

Consultation & Exam With Dr. Shults

You should allow about 60 minutes for this appointment, where you will meet Dr. Shults and his staff and get acquainted with our office. Because we understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is unique, Dr. Shults will evaluate your records, conduct an initial examination and then thoroughly review your potential treatment options such as braces or Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Shults’ treatment consultation will explain all the aspects of your orthodontic treatment in detail. This important visit will also allow Dr. Shults to determine if this is the right or best time to begin treatment. At the end we will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, a written summary of the findings and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both the patient and parents and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.

Questions To Ask & Get Answered During Your First Visit

shults-1During your first visit, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there an orthodontic problem that orthodontics can’t 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?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Open Communication With Your Family Orthodontist

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!

Call Now For Your First Free Visit!

Whether you live in Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington or West Palm Beach, there’s never been a better time to find your best smile at Shults Orthodontics! Use this convenient online appointment form now to request your initial consultation. Or, call our office at (561) 793-9888 and speak with our friendly scheduling coordinators to find a time that works for you. Find out what the best orthodontic treatment for you and you’ll be on your way to creating a cheerful new smile you will love!