Initial Consultation

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We'll use the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, giving you the customized, individual care that you deserve.

Every Smile Starts with a Complimentary Consultation!

Your first appointment is the initial consultation and it will begin by reviewing your medical/dental history with our treatment coordinator and then Dr. Goldknopf will conduct a clinical exam. Following the exam, Board Certified orthodontist Dr. Goldknopf will discuss the need for treatment and answer all of your questions.

If the patient is ready for treatment a records appointment will be scheduled. Our records include digital impressions of the upper and lower teeth, intraoral and extraoral digital photos, and an x-ray to evaluate the dentition and jaw bones. This information enables Dr. Goldknopf to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient. The records are also helpful to track the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.

Treatment Conference

After Dr. Goldknopf evaluates the records and develops a treatment plan we will have an appointment to discuss your treatment in detail. We will also work with you to establish the most convenient financial arrangements for your particular situation.

Regular Appointments

The appointment when we deliver your appliances (clear aligners, braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes between 45 minutes and 2 hours. You will then have adjustment appointments at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart which typically take 20 to 40 minutes. Our regular office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, however, we do have early morning, evening and Saturday hours available for our patients. Patients are seen by appointment only.

Please book your next appointment before you leave, to ensure you receive a day and time that fits your schedule. It may be difficult to reschedule because most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance, so cancel only for an emergency.

When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, call our practice at 904-249-0037; we're looking forward to working with you.