Patients are generally seen every 6 to 8 weeks for adjustments. These appointments typically take 15 to 20 minutes and can be scheduled at any time that is convenient for you – in the morning, after school or work, or during lunch. At certain times during treatment, we may need longer appointments to do more work on your appliances.
Examples of these longer visits include initial placement of the braces and removal of the braces. While we make every effort to provide convenient scheduling options, these longer appointments are scheduled at specific times during each day, usually the morning or early afternoon. This allows us to offer more appointments in the late afternoon for routine adjustments.
We realize that your most precious currency is time. Therefore, we make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
To help you remember your appointments we offer you a choice of: automated telephone reminders, email, or text message reminders.
Some key scheduling tips include:
- Schedule your next appointment before you leave the office.
- Bring your calendar, planner or PDA to the office.
- If you must reschedule, call as soon as possible .
- Missing your scheduled appointments will extend your treatment time, so we have three ways to help minimize missed appointments: our automated telephone reminder system, e-mail, and text messaging.