Welcome to Delplanche Orthodontics! Choosing to improve your oral health with orthodontics is a big decision, and we’re excited to help you take the first steps on this important journey. We work hard to provide every patient with a rewarding experience, and that begins with your first visit to our Beaverton or Lake Oswego office. Straightening your smile is exciting, but it’s still normal to feel a little nervous about what’s ahead, especially if you aren’t familiar with the orthodontic process. We want you to feel confident in our team’s care from start to finish, so let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from your initial appointment!
What to expect from an orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Delplanche
When you arrive for your consultation, we want it to feel like home. You’ll be warmly greeted before we show you around the office so you can feel more comfortable with your surroundings. This will help you relax as we talk through your concerns and discuss your medical and dental history.
Following this, we’ll take some digital photos and x-rays of your mouth. These images give us a good look at your teeth, jaw, and what’s happening beneath the surface of your smile so we can better understand your specific needs. At this point, you’ll be introduced to Dr. Delplanche! After a brief chat, he will perform a painless but thorough oral examination.
This exam, along with your dental history and the various images we collect, will form what’s referred to as your diagnostic records. Dr. Delplanche will use this information to make his initial diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan just for you. This kind of personalized care gives you a better experience overall and better results in the long run.
It’s important to us that you understand each aspect of your diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. You can expect your initial visit with us to last about an hour, giving us plenty of time to perform the exam and discuss your diagnosis. We’ll also be able to answer any questions you have and go over several topics, including:
- if treatment is needed immediately or if waiting is recommended
- what treatment options are available to you
- an estimate of how long we expect treatment to take
- the total investment required for your new smile
- our payment or financing options
- how we handle dental insurance claims and what providers we accept
We know that your smile is as unique as you are, and that’s why we’ll never do cookie-cutter treatment here at Delplanche Orthodontics. What works for one smile may not be a good fit for another, which is why every patient receives personalized care from us. This approach consistently produces a more satisfactory experience and exceptional results.
Your investment in a healthier smile
Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Delplanche, we’ll outline the total investment needed for your new smile. Because every case is different, there’s no “one size fits all” answer for how much treatment will cost. The total will depend on your specific needs and the treatment plan that’s been designed for you. You’ll never encounter any hidden fees here, and we’ll make sure you understand everything included in your plan before moving forward.
We believe everyone deserves a healthy smile! Our goal is to take the confusion out of orthodontic treatment and help you obtain the smile you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank! We’re proud to offer the following payment options.
- 0% interest on all payment plans
- Low down payment options with extended payment plans over the course of treatment
- Automatic draft from a checking account or credit card
- Health savings or flexible spending accounts
We also have family discounts available for each additional family member who starts treatment with us as well as an opportunity for a discount should you choose to pay in full before treatment begins. If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, we’ll be happy to file the claims for you. We’ll also help you maximize your benefit!
What happens next?
Once your consultation with us is complete, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to come in and have your new appliance fitted or placed. This will also take about an hour. During this time, we’ll have team members on hand who will make sure you’re as comfortable as possible and answer any questions you have!
Depending on the type of appliance you have, we’ll want to see you for follow-up visits every 6-10 weeks or so. During these check-ups, Dr. Delplanche will assess your progress and observe your teeth to make sure they’re moving the way we want them to. If you’re wearing braces, he’ll make any necessary adjustments to them and may change the wire out at this time as well.
These visits are an essential part of your treatment plan, and we do our best to schedule them for a day and time that’s convenient for you. We know that life can get in the way of even the best-laid plans sometimes, though. If you can’t make your appointment or will be running late for any reason, we simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule you for another day. This allows our office to continue running smoothly and keeps your treatment plan progressing as it should be.
Get the smile you’ve always wanted with Delplanche Orthodontics
Taking steps to improve your oral health can transform your smile and change your life, too. If you haven’t already scheduled your first visit, what are you waiting for? A brand new year is just days away, making this the perfect time to take the first steps towards a healthier smile! Get in touch with us today to set up a FREE consultation with Dr. Delplanche, and we’ll be happy to get you started on the confident smile you’ve always wanted.