Your First Orthodontic Visit

Here at Bowen Family Orthodontics, we know how exciting it can be to take the first steps toward a better smile by contacting us for a consultation. We also realize how overwhelming it can be! This is especially true if you don’t know much about the orthodontic process or what you can expect from treatment with us in the coming months. We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in our expert team, and never take it for granted. That’s why we work hard to ensure that your initial visit with us is as rewarding and stress-free as possible!

This consultation is one of the most important appointments you’ll have with us. It gives us the chance to get to know each other a bit more, and also lets you explore all your orthodontic options in a relaxed setting with no pressure. To help you prepare for your upcoming orthodontic journey, let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from your first visit with us, and what will come next in the process! 

Your first visit with Bowen Family Orthodontics

When you arrive at our Mullica Hill office, you’ll be greeted warmly by our team and given a brief tour of our facilities. We find that patients feel more relaxed if they’re familiar with their surroundings! We’ll then go over your dental and medical history before taking some digital photographs of your teeth. We might also do a few x-rays to see what’s happening beneath the surface of your gums.

Once the necessary images have been obtained, Dr. Bowen will perform a careful oral examination. After looking at your teeth, gums, and mouth, she may also ask a few questions about any problems you’ve been having with chewing, swallowing, or opening and closing your mouth. The information obtained from your history, exam, and images will allow Dr. Bowen to make an initial diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment for your smile.

We never want you to feel rushed during your consultation, so Dr. Bowen will make time to discuss your diagnosis, the orthodontic process, and address any questions or concerns you may have at this point. You can expect her to cover:

  • any oral issues you’re experiencing
  • if treatment is needed immediately
  • what treatment options are available to correct the problem
  • if any teeth will need to be removed
  • an estimate of how long we expect your treatment to take
  • the total investment required for treatment
  • any payment or financing options we have available to you

At Bowen Family Orthodontics, we build our treatment plans around each patient’s specific needs, lifestyle, and goals. This customized approach allows us to consistently produce superior results we can all be proud of!

Your First Orthodontic Visit

Your investment in a healthier smile

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Bowen, we’ll walk you through the investment needed for your new smile. Every smile is unique, and each patient will respond to treatment in their own way, so the total cost will always vary from case to case. Your personalized treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we’ll make sure you understand each one before moving forward with any actual treatment.

Your smile is forever, and our office is dedicated to providing high-quality orthodontic care for every budget. We accept most major credit cards and insurance plans, and also offer convenient payment plans. If you have orthodontic insurance, we’ll have someone available to help you maximize your coverage by assisting you with your claims and paperwork. 

The next steps in your orthodontic journey

Once your consultation is complete, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to receive your new orthodontic appliance. After your braces are on or you have your aligners in hand, the active phase of treatment begins! Depending on your treatment plan, you’ll have follow-up visits with us every 4-8 weeks or so. At these appointments, Dr. Bowen will adjust your appliance if necessary and check that your teeth are moving in a safe and healthy way.

These visits are an essential part of your orthodontic treatment, so try not to miss them! We do our best to get you in on a day and time that’s convenient for you, but we understand that life sometimes gets in the way of even our best-laid plans. If you’re running late or can’t make your appointment for any reason, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment for another day.

Get the smile of a lifetime at Bowen Family Orthodontics

When you choose Dr. Bowen and the rest of our talented team, you’re putting your smile into the best hands! We have many years of combined experience in straightening smiles for patients of all ages, and the innovative techniques our office uses delivers the best results in the shortest amount of time possible.

Orthodontic treatment is one of the most important investments you can make for yourself or your child. An experienced orthodontic specialist like Dr. Bowen will only recommend the best treatment for your unique smile. If you’re in Mullica Hill or the surrounding communities and want to learn more about what orthodontics has to offer you, get in touch today to schedule your first FREE visit. There’s a beautiful, healthy smile waiting here for you!