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Are you curious about what your first visit to our Melbourne orthodontic office will be like?  Here’s what you should expect during your new patient experience:


A Tour of Our Office

The first thing you’ll do at your consultation is complete some brief paperwork, then take a tour of our practice.  You’ll have a chance to meet our team members and see the types of technology that we’ve implemented.  


The Exam and Consultation

Next, you will have a series of photographs and digital x-rays taken to aid in the treatment planning process.  These images also help us to monitor the growth and development of you or your child’s bite, along with addressing orofacial anatomy that may play a part in your tooth and jaw alignment. 

Then, Dr. Ruso will meet with you personally to review your dental history and talk about what you want to change about your smile.  After completing a thorough exam, he’ll share their findings with you and make recommendations based on what is most appropriate. 


Planning Your Treatment

Every smile is different, and Dr. Ruso will customize a treatment plan just for you.  After reviewing the types of orthodontic treatments that are available, you’ll be able to make an educated decision about which orthodontic treatment is right for you. Your care plan will even outline the estimated duration, so that you know about how long the entire process should take. 


Reviewing Insurance and Financing Options

The final portion of your new patient visit will include reviewing the financial aspect of getting braces.  We feel that your insurance or financial situation shouldn’t keep you from accessing the care you need and deserve.  That’s why we offer affordable, custom financing plans that affordably fit into your monthly budget (at 0% interest!) 

If you do carry dental or orthodontic insurance, we’ll work with your carrier to maximize your benefits, so that you spend as little out of pocket as possible. 

Getting braces benefits both your oral health and your self-confidence.  Schedule a complimentary evaluation today to see if orthodontic therapy is right for you!