It is our goal to give you the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve in a fun and professional environment. Orthodontic treatment is a big decision for you and your family, and our caring team will make this an amazing journey!
Your First Visit
Your first visit with Dr. Ricks is always complimentary! During this new patient exam, you will meet our orthodontists and our team. Our treatment coordinator will give you a special tour of the office and take diagnostic photos and x-rays. We will complete a thorough exam as you discuss your concerns, and then suggest the best treatment options. We understand the needs of our families, and time is so important. We are often available to begin your treatment on the day of your exam if you prefer!
So that we may provide you with the best experience, please take some time to complete our new patient and health history forms before your first appointment.
The Next Step
Congratulations! You made the decision to begin your orthodontic treatment! After your initial exam you will schedule your first appointment, to begin your journey. Typically this is the day you may get your braces or another orthodontic appliance, depending on your customized treatment plan. This appointment usually takes about an hour. You’ll receive your own orthodontic care kit, and our team will be available to answer all of your questions. We’re here to make sure that you and your family is as comfortable, and relaxed as possible.
Scheduling Appointments is Easy
There has never been a better time to begin orthodontic treatment! With today’s technology, appointments are so convenient, and you will find that you will not miss as much school or work. You will visit Dr. Ricks about every four to ten weeks. It is important that you stay on track with your treatment goals in the estimated time. To accomplish this, it is imperative that you schedule and attend these appointments. We will work with you to schedule days and times that work best for you. Please give us a call to reschedule when you may be running late for an appointment, or know in advance that you have a conflict so that we may work together to achieve your best results.
Your General Dentist is a vital part of our team
We work closely with your dentist to maintain healthy teeth and gums during your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Ricks recommends that our patients see their general dentist at minimum twice a year for cleanings and evaluation. If he sees that you need additional dental treatment, he will be happy to go the extra mile to coordinate with your dentist to ensure the best result. We are proud of our continued relationships with our dental teams! They are an extension of our team!