CU Orthodontics, you can expect to receive
excellent care in
state-of-the-art facilities just like a great private practice. However, unlike
a private practice, we are a teaching facility so you will receive treatment
from residents who are licensed dentists being trained as specialists in
orthodontics. Every step of your treatment will be supervised by expert faculty,
so you will receive the benefit of expert opinions from multiple experienced
dental professionals along the way.
- Free Consultation
Receive a free evaluation to determine
your orthodontic needs and discuss any questions you may have about our clinic.
If you need braces, you will receive a cost estimation and payment options. (Approximately 30-60 minutes)
Before the next appointment, patients
must visit his/her family dentist for a regular exam and cleaning. Cavities
must be restored prior to beginning any orthodontic treatment. Patients must
continue routine dental checkups and cleanings throughout orthodontic
treatment. These routine dental services are not included in the fee for
orthodontics either before, during or after the orthodontic treatment.
- Diagnostic Records Appointment
At your next appointment, we will take
photos, full x-rays and an impression of your teeth. The diagnostic records
provide the information required to determine the patient’s treatment plan.
- Treatment and Financial Consultation
At this appointment, you will receive a
personalized treatment plan and cost estimation, and we will discuss clinical
procedures and patient compliance options such as oral hygiene, elastic wear,
headgear wear, etc. We want you to be completely comfortable with your
treatment plan, and we are happy to answer all your questions.
If you are ready to proceed, you will
review and sign the required consent forms and financial contracts. Treatment
may be initiated at this appointment if a payment plan has been initiated. All
individuals under 18 years must
be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for this appointment.
- Ongoing Orthodontic Care
Patients are typically seen in the
clinic every 4-8 weeks while undergoing active orthodontic treatment. It is
critical that patients do not miss appointments. Missed appointments can result
in an unnecessary extension of treatment time or adverse consequences that
result in increased treatment.