For Patients

Your First Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Our ultimate goal is to give you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the very best orthodontic care in a comfortable environment.

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  • During your complimentary consultation, you will get the opportunity to meet our dedicated team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a thorough examination, discuss your treatment options that best meet your needs, as well as discuss insurance and financial matters. Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment necessary now, or can they be addressed later depending on growth, tooth eruption, or other factors?
  • What treatment options are there for your particular orthodontic problem?
  • What is the estimated length of treatment?
  • How much will this all cost?
  • What are my insurance benefits?
  • What are my payment options?

Once you have a complete understanding of any orthodontic condition that you may have and the treatment options available, you can choose what is best for your needs.

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Appointment Requests

We are working to provide you with electronic appointment processing. However, at this time, please call us at (703) 347-9876 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact us using the form below:

Financial and Insurance

Finances

It is our goal to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. We never want to have finances stand in the way of treatment. We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard. We also offer no-interest financing through our office. If you have any concerns about financing or payment, ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.

Insurance

If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the full benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance policies. Insurance policies vary, so we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will help you file your claims.

Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you and your child. If during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.

Office Policies

Patient comfort, convenience, and satisfaction are of the utmost priority. We strive to make you feel welcome and give you the confidence that you are getting the best treatment possible.

We use the highest quality dental materials, instruments, and equipment for improved results, efficiency, and comfort. Your time is precious to us. We know how frustrating waiting to be seen can be! You will be amazed at how fast you will be seen for treatment. Minimal wait times are our goal.

Through every step of treatment, we will teach, inform, and communicate. We will try our best to avoid any confusion about any step of your treatment.

Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. If you are not able to make it to your appointment at the designated time/date, we request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events occur and appreciate your cooperation.

Ask us about the text message and email reminders to remind and confirm appointments.

Emergency Information and Common Problems

Emergency Care

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, and most problems can be remedied at home. However, if any situation arises that cannot be resolved on your own, do not hesitate to call us as soon as possible so we can fit you into a repair appointment.

Sore Teeth

If your teeth are sore after a visit, take any non-aspirin over the counter pain reliever like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Wire Irritation

If your wire is causing irritation, try moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or pencil eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small ball of wax provided to you by our office. If the wire is poking too much, try using a nail clipper to cut the end of the wire.

Loose wire

Using tweezers, try to put the wire back into place. If doing this or placing wax doesn’t help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper and clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened.

Loose Bracket

If a bracket comes loose, call our office to see if the bracket needs to be refitted. If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, just leave it in place and put wax on it. If it comes out entirely, wrap it in tissue and bring it with you.