Your First Visit
The goal of Sterling Heights Orthodontics is to create the stunning, healthy smile you deserve. Whether you are a parent looking into orthodontic care to improve your child’s smile, or are a prospective patient who is ready to improve his/her smile, we understand that this is a big decision. We use the latest technology and the most efficient treatment protocols in orthodontic care. While we realize this is something that many offices say, we back it up with having our Orthodontist continue his education well above the guidelines set by the American Association of Orthodontics. More importantly, we realize that being comfortable and confident with our practice is our responsibility. That’s why we’ve designed our entire process around trying to help you feel comfortable with the Sterling Heights Orthodontics team.
At Sterling Heights Orthodontics, we will work with you to create the best and most affordable treatment plan for your orthodontic treatment. Our treatment coordinator will make sure that fees and payment options are explained in detail, so everyone has a complete understanding of the recommended treatment and appliances and the payment schedule. It is our goal to create the best custom payment plan for you. We work hard to make treatment affordable.
Below you will find links to our patient forms. Please take a few minutes to download the appropriate form and complete the patient information for your first appointment. Bringing these forms with you will save some time at your appointment.
WHY AGE 7?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a checkup with an orthodontist at age 7. At this age, your child will start to lose his/her baby teeth and the permanent teeth will start to erupt. This allows us to assess jaw growth patterns, spacing needs, and any abnormalities that may exist.
We will perform an initial exam to evaluate your child’s needs. Many children at age 7 do not require treatment, and we will monitor them until the permanent teeth erupt. However, for some children, it is advisable to start treatment “early” (with baby teeth still present) to intercept issues that may present bigger problems as a child ages.
Don’t be fooled by the appearance of straight teeth! There may be underlying issues that can only be seen in x-rays or during a clinical exam. A very important component to the success of orthodontic treatment is timing. We would much rather see your child at 7 years old and suggest monitoring than seeing them too late!
Our goal is to give you the smile you have always wanted. Starting with our first meeting, you will learn that we are different. We start all of our initial meetings by doing what matters, listening to you. We want to hear your thoughts, concerns and goals. Then, we will discuss the orthodontic process as well as our unique brand of exceptional care. Attention to detail and a constant search for perfection are the foundations of Sterling Heights Orthodontics.
We understand that a smile tells the world who you are. It reflects an individual’s personality like nothing else. So whether you are 7 or 70, our philosophy is to achieve a beautiful smile in a way that fits your style. We will do all we can to make sure that your experience is customized to suit you. Expect to relax, have a beverage, and even use your iPad if you like. Sterling Heights Orthodontics is entirely focused on giving patients the best possible experience – and a truly amazing smile.