Thank you for choosing Smiles at Yonge in Richmond Hill! Dr. Rashed and the team love meeting new patients and offer free consultations to show potential patients the quality services and care we offer. The first visit is relatively simple, consisting of an examination and discussion of orthodontic treatment options that may be beneficial. This will help our team evaluate what your orthodontic needs are and leave you feeling informed so you can make a decision about proceeding with treatment.
We’ll help walk you through your first visit here at Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics so that you’ll be prepared for what to expect.
Your First Visit: Consultation and Beginning of Orthodontic Treatment
During your first visit to Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics, Dr. Rashed provides a thorough clinical orthodontic examination to determine your orthodontic needs. We are more than happy to offer a complimentary initial exam for our patients, and will give you one of three outcomes based on the clinical exam. Depending on the initial exam, Dr. Rashed will recommend that no treatment is necessary, that treatment is needed but not at this time, or that treatment is required at this point.
If it is too early to start orthodontic treatment at this time because of the patient’s age or the condition of their teeth, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled for a few months down the road to reassess where they are. Dr. Rashed will monitor the patient to see when they are ready for orthodontic treatment, initiating their treatment when the time is right.
If orthodontic treatment is needed at this time, Dr. Rashed will discuss your treatment options with you and answer any questions you have. At this stage, he’ll be able to give you information about the length of your orthodontic treatment, the frequency of visits, the cost involved, and our convenient payment plan options.
Meet Our Team
The best part of the first visit for us is that we get to meet you – our patient. It’s always exciting for us to get new patients and additions to our Smiles on Yonge family, and we love the opportunity to introduce ourselves and welcome new people.
Dr. Rashed and our Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics are proud of creating a friendly, welcoming, and cooperative environment of professionals. Our team atmosphere makes us the efficient and enjoyable orthodontic practice that our clients love!
Meet our orthodontic team – including our Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist – today by booking your free consultation about orthodontic and orthopedic treatment.
Second Visit / Follow-Up Visit
Although it will occasionally be necessary to take x-rays or study models during the first visit in order to better evaluate the existing conditions of the teeth and jawbones, we typically collect this data during the second visit. During your second visit to our practice, we will take all of the pre-treatment records for our records and analyzing. This includes x-rays, intraoral and extraoral photographs, and study models for certain patients.
This is designed to give prospective patients a chance to consider their orthodontic treatment prior to the records appointment, hopefully bringing more questions to this second appointment. After having time to think about the information you received in the first visit, you will be able to consider your options and reflect on what you’ve been told. Ideally, you will think of things you forgot to ask, which can all be answered while we collect your pre-treatment records. This will make sure that you start your treatment with all the information you need and that you’ve had enough time to consider and weigh your options.
Once both patients and parents are informed, orthodontic treatment can begin; we never pressure or start treatment until both patients and parents are informed about treatment and feel comfortable moving forward with the suggested plans.
Come Visit Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics
This first visit at Smiles on Yonge is meant to let us introduce our team, give you all the information you need, and help you make an informed decision about your orthodontic treatment. We’ll do a free examination and give you our advice on treatment options, explaining everything in detail with you. We’ll give you all the information about what our proposed plan would be so you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
We’ll then let you take some time to decide, after which you can come in for a follow-up consultation. This will let us take all of our records and begin the orthodontic treatment process. Dr. Rashed and our Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics team would love to welcome you and hope you come in for a consultation!
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