New Patient Forms for Your First Orthodontist Specialist Visit
For your convenience, we have provided links to new patient forms for you to complete before your first appointment. If able, we ask that all new patients print and complete these forms prior to their first visit.
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Please contact our office if you have any questions about these forms. We look forward to seeing you!
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Your First Orthodontist Visit
Once you’ve filled out our New Patient Forms listed above, and upon arrival at Northeast Orthodontic Specialists for a complimentary consultation, you will first be greeted by our receptionist. After a brief tour of our office and an introduction to orthodontic treatment, Dr. Jacob Stadiem will conduct a thorough examination and explain all aspects of treatment himself.
Do you charge for an initial visit?
No. As a courtesy to you and your family dentist, we will always discuss the feasibility of braces or Invisalign without charging a fee for the initial consultation.
At what age do you start seeing patients?
As a rule of thumb, we like to evaluate young patients after the 6-year molars erupt and the front permanent teeth just start to appear. This is usually between the ages of 6 and 8. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children be seen for the first time by age 7.
Why do you evaluate patients so young?
The purpose of an early evaluation is to inform and observe, more than to start treatment. At this early age, the eventual needs may be identified and discussed. A small percentage of this young group may need some form of intervention. Habits are evaluated, medical issues are discussed, and an observation schedule is arranged until the patient is ready to begin treatment.
How long will the first visit take?
The first visit can last anywhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on how ready the patient is for treatment. We may just do a visual exam and explain the situation, or we may suggest one or more X-rays and complete diagnostics including an intraoral scan of the teeth with photographs to document the current position.
Do you take patients transferring from out of town?
Yes, we do. We handle a patient transferring into our office from another city just like a new patient. We gather complete diagnostic records to show the patient’s status and propose treatment to complete the work that has been started.
Do you have any adult patients?
Absolutely. A growing percentage of our patients are adults. New, more cosmetic appliances are making adult treatment much more comfortable and convenient.
What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
An orthodontist is a general dentist that has had at least 2 more years of full-time training in orthodontics resulting in a nationally accepted specialty certificate. The orthodontist then limits their practice to straightening teeth and dentofacial orthopedics.
Can I make all my appointments in the afternoon after school and late in the day?
In order to have early and late appointments available for the majority of patient appointments, some procedures need to be accomplished during the hours of 9 and 3. We will do our best to work with your schedules and accommodate your family’s needs.