First Orthodontic Visit

From our first words and steps to the first time we drive a car, our lives are made up of a series of milestones. Yet as exciting as these moments can be, it’s not uncommon to also feel a little nervous about embarking on a new adventure, whatever that might be. Here at Brady & Ford Orthodontics, we understand that the unknown can be scary sometimes. Orthodontic treatment is a big decision, and we want you to feel confident in choosing our team to give you a straighter, healthier smile!

Your first orthodontic visit with us is one of the most important you’ll have, and we view it as our big chance to “wow” you. We want this initial appointment to be an exciting and positive experience, so let’s take a look at what you can expect when you schedule a free consultation with our practice.

Taking the first step towards your best smile

You’ll be greeted warmly every time you step through our doors! On your first visit, we’ll give you a short tour of the office and introduce you to some of our talented team before we move on to taking a series of diagnostic photos. We may also complete a set of x-rays and impressions before Dr. Brady completes a thorough examination of your mouth. Based on a review of your dental and medical records, any photos and x-rays taken, and the results of your exam, we’ll discuss some or all of the following questions.

  • Do you have oral issues that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or would it be better to delay it until the appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment options are available to correct the problem?
  • Will any permanent teeth need to be removed first?
  • How long is treatment estimated to take?
  • How much will the treatment process cost?
  • What payment options are available?

If Dr. Brady feels that orthodontic treatment would benefit you and your smile, and you’re happy to move forward with it, we will then create a customized treatment plan for your case.

Dr. Brady at computer

Your personalized treatment plan

Brady & Ford Orthodontics is all about analyzing each patient’s specific needs for the best results possible. This in-depth planning also leads to higher patient satisfaction, making it an all-around win! During your initial appointment with us, once diagnostics and an exam have been completed, we’ll take the time to walk you through what you can expect at different stages of the treatment process to give you complete confidence in the journey.

After we’ve gone over all your treatment options and decided on a plan that fits your specific case, lifestyle, and goals, we’ll take a look at the total investment needed for your new smile. Because each and every patient we see comes with their own unique needs, the costs for treatment will vary on a case-by-case basis, but no need to worry – this will all be laid out in detail before your treatment ever begins!

We believe everyone should be able to afford the treatment they need – and the smile they deserve – so it’s our mission to provide patients with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. Our team will work with you to create the most convenient payment plan, and we also accept all major credit cards for your convenience. If you have dental insurance that will cover orthodontic treatment, we’ll be happy to review your insurance information in order to maximize your benefits. We can even assist you in filing your claims.

Brady team member with patient

Choosing Brady & Ford Orthodontics for your first visit

Because we want to provide you with the most rewarding orthodontic experience possible, we’ll always strive to exceed your expectations! You’ll always be fully informed about your treatment plan and progress, and our Winnetka office provides a warm and welcoming space for relaxing waiting and comfortable treatment. The innovative technology we’ve invested in is state-of-the-art, and allows us to create beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in our community.

Do you always seem to have a busy schedule? We do, too, and that means we do our best to keep our appointments running on time! We also know that life sometimes gets in the way, so we ask that you simply let us know if you’re unable to make a scheduled appointment. We’ll be happy to reschedule visits if you need to cancel for any reason, in order to keep your progress on track.

You can always count on our skilled staff to make your orthodontic experience a positive one, from start to finish….and beyond! You’ll always be greeted with a smile, and we love to hear all about your day and what you’ve been getting up to in between visits. We’ve found that combining individualized care treatment with cutting-edge technology results in the most comfortable and efficient treatment in the fastest time possible.

Let Brady & Ford Orthodontics create your best smile ever

You may not know it, but your smile is the first thing most people notice about you, and also the thing they’re most likely to remember. At Brady & Ford Orthodontics, we can design a smile for you that will stand out! We know orthodontic treatment is a big step,and one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. We’re committed to walking you through the whole process from your first orthodontic visit to your last!

If you’re in Winnetka or any of the surrounding communities, we’d love to meet you and take a look at your smile. To learn more about how orthodontics could benefit you or your family, get in touch with us to schedule your first orthodontic visit. There’s never been a better time to take the first step towards the treatment you’ve always wanted – and the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve!