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What to Expect

First Visit

We are looking forward to meeting you at your first visit to our office! Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs, and will last approximately 60 minutes.

During the initial examination, our treatment coordinator, Jennifer, will take a panoramic X-ray as well as photos of various angles of your teeth. Dr. Lathrop will then review these materials and conduct an exam of the teeth and bite. From there, Dr. Lathrop will discuss her orthodontic concerns and treatment goals with you. Below are some of the questions that we will answer during the initial exam.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

First VisitWe also welcome any questions you might have! We always allow plenty of time for these meetings so that you can walk out with the needed information to make your treatment decision. If you have the following information, please bring it with you at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months (this may be something that your general dentist has, so check with his or her office about obtaining a copy or having them send one directly to us).
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your benefits.

We hope you will be part of our patient family at Marie Lathrop Orthodontics. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lathrop Orthodontics

  • Lathrop Orthodontics - 5737 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202 Phone: 503-232-7100

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