First Visit

Desert Ridge & Glendale Orthodontist

Thank you for choosing Arthur Orthodontics as your Desert Ridge and Glendale, AZ and Los Angeles, CA orthodontist. We believe that every patient deserves the smile they’ve always dreamed of, and we can help make that dream a reality with our state-of-the-art technology, and highly skilled doctor. Below you will find tips to help you prepare for your first visit. If you have any further questions, please contact us, and a team member will be happy to assist you!

Your Initial Exam at Arthur Orthodontics

Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination, digital photographs, a panoramic radiograph and a discussion of all treatment options. This important 60-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, which are necessary for developing an appropriate treatment plan.

During your initial exam, we encourage you to ask any questions you may have about your treatment. We will be sure to address the following topics:

  • What conditions can orthodontic treatment address?
  • Should treatment begin now, or after growth, tooth eruption, etc.?
  • Which treatments will be chosen to correct problems?
  • Will any permanent teeth be removed?
  • How long will treatment last?
  • How much will treatment cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Developing Your Treatment Plan

While we can answer most general questions during the initial exam, a much more detailed review treatment will be available after careful analysis of your diagnostic records. Careful, in-depth planning based on your individual needs will lead to superior results and increased satisfaction with the results.

Based on your individual needs, Dr. Arthur will develop a plan to address all aspects of recommended treatment. Dr. Arthur and his treatment coordinator will outline all appliances needed, sequencing, treatment time, and other details with you during your consultation.

To better assist you, we ask that you provide and panoramic X-Rays taken within the last 6 months, as well as your insurance card, on your first visit.

New Patient Forms

Please fill out and submit the appropriate form, as well as the following x rays and insurance information, prior to your appointment with us.

  • 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.

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**We are committed to keeping your personal information secure. All of our online forms are submitted via a secure connection and are HIPAA compliant.

Schedule an Appointment With Us Today!

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our offices in Desert Ridge and Glendale. If you have not already done so, be sure to schedule your initial appointment with us today, and contact us if you have any other questions. We look forward to meeting you!