First Visit

h-braces5Welcome! Laurent Orthodontics is located in Sonoma, California and offers comprehensive orthodontic care including early orthodontic treatment, adult orthodontic treatment, traditional dental braces and Invisalign®. We understand that beginning the process for orthodontic care can be stressful which is why we would like to communicate what to expect during your first visit to our office.

What to Expect

Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us 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 and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.

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 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?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.

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.

It is helpful for you to complete the following forms and bring them to your first visit.

For adults, click the following 2 links:

Adult Registration Form Page 1

Adult Registration Form Page 2

For children, click the following 2 links:

Child Registration Form Page 1

Child Registration Form Page 2

We hope that you found all of the above information helpful. During the course of your treatment, you can be confident that you will be receiving the most complete and affordable care available in the Sonoma area! Please schedule an appointment today!