At Bhatia Orthodontics, our orthodontic office has been created to provide a warm, friendly environment for both children and adults alike. Our tropical themed space combines my love for animals and my love for the outdoors. One of our patients even described our office atmosphere as only “…missing the ocean mist.”
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about your treatment options when you come into the practice. When you come in for your initial visit, please be sure to bring your insurance card (if applicable) and arrive early to fill out your initial paperwork if you have not already done so.
The initial examination is complimentary, allowing you to find out more about your orthodontic concerns, and about our specialty practice objectively (without financial obligation).
During your consultation, we will take full photographic and digital non-radiation x-ray records. We will do a digital photo scan of the mouth that will give us a 3D mold of the mouth. All this information will enable Dr. Bhatia to give you a detailed diagnosis of your concerns. She will also show you a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like when they are straight, which will help you to clearly see how you would benefit from orthodontic treatment. The prescribed treatment can be limited, interceptive, partial, or full, depending on the severity of the problem, patient wishes, and growth potential. You will also be given an estimated treatment time and all financial concerns will be addressed at this first appointment.
Once orthodontic treatment begins, most appointments last only 20-30 minutes and are approximately 6-12 weeks apart. The average number of appointments for comprehensive treatment is only about 8-14. Our practice is very special; it’s not like the “old days.”
Having Braces or Invisalign® should not cause any major changes in your day-to-day activities. You can still dine out, sing, play a musical instrument, or have pictures taken. With proper care and maintenance, you can promote your oral health while on your way to a more beautiful smile.
If you ever have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Great orthodontic care doesn’t just make for a beautiful smile, it also helps promote overall health and wellness. We want you to have the confidence to share your smile with the world!