Your first visit to Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics P.C. and Prattville Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics involves a few special steps so that we can get to know you. To understand what to expect, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can also save some time by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide comprehensive dental and orthodontic treatment and education for children and adolescents in a friendly atmosphere that encourages children to enjoy their dental experiences. By creating these pleasant experiences, children can hopefully begin a lifetime of dental health and awareness. 


 

What To Expect at Your First Dental Visit: 

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child's first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff and be comfortable at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let the child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.

Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle" or "drill." We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious and negative feelings toward dentistry.

We will record the child's dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life! 

Patient Forms
You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the following forms, then bring them to your appointment. 

  


What To Expect at Your First Orthodontic Visit:

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important hour long visit will give us an insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos, and impressions for study models that are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. 

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well. 

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

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • 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 costs.

 

Patient Forms
You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the following forms, then bring them to your appointment.

 

 

 

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