Your First Visit
If life were fair, we’d all be be born with perfect smiles. While life isn’t always fair, our orthodontists, Dr. Erik Curtis, Dr. Clint Wire, and our team promise to do our best to give you that perfect smile.
What Happens at Your First Visit
It all begins with a reserved VIP parking spot and meeting our friendly team at Curtis Orthodontics, and ends with Dr. Curtis, Dr. Wire, or Dr. Wilson providing you with a complete examination. Our orthodontists aren’t just checking how your teeth line up. They are checking your overall health.
We’ll also take a few pictures, which you probably won’t want framed since some of them will be X-rays, checking to see how your jaw lines up and how your teeth come together. Then we will want to know a little more about you. But don’t worry, we won’t get too personal. We just want to know what kinds of habits you have, the kinds of things you eat, stuff like that.
When we’re done, we’ll talk with you about how you want your smile to look, what it needs, and the best way to get there.
Why wait for your new smile when we can get you started on the way to your new look in one day? You read that right: one day.
We know how valuable your time is. You have school, or you have a job. Maybe you have both. Or, you have sports, kids, a love life – let’s face it, there is more to life than teeth, and life goes on whether you are there or not. With our same-day braces, we will give you a whole new outlook on life, and the time to go out there and live it.
New Patient Forms
During your first visit with our orthodontists, you are going to have a lot on your mind. And chances are, you will need to take some time out of your day to come in, and maybe you will even have to check your child out of school. The last thing you are going to want to do is balance a clipboard on your lap, fill out new patient forms and scroll through your phone to find all the information you need.
At Curtis Orthodontics we want to make orthodontics in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, easy. With that in mind, click on the links below and fill out the online forms at your own pace. Simple as that. But if you do need help, we’re here for you. Give us a call with any questions.
Answers To Your FAQs From Dr. Curtis
American Association of Orthodontists recommend you should schedule your child’s first appointment by age 7. Orthodontic treatment and a child’s growth can complement each other. By timing orthodontic treatment to predictable stages of dental development, the orthodontist may be able to take advantage of your child’s growth and development. Some problems that can be treated quite well in a growing child may require corrective surgery or permanent teeth to be extracted if treated after growth has occurred.
Learn more about early treatments for kids.
Your Orthodontist will thoroughly explain your options to you after he completes the exam, and will recommend the best course of treatment. You’ll learn the answers to five important questions during your consultation appointment, including:
- Is there an orthodontic issue, and if so, what is it?
- What treatment is needed to correct the problem? Can braces and/or Invisalign correct the problem?
- Will any teeth need to be removed?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will treatment cost?
Learn more about what you can expect at your first visit.
We can only determine treatment costs after your initial consultation is completed, as each patient’s case is unique.
You can learn more about our Financing & Insurance policies page, or speak to one of our staff members at the office. We’ll review your financing options with you, and will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits.
Adult orthodontics is becoming more common, as orthodontic treatment helps increase overall happiness level, health, and self-esteem. It’s never too late for a beautiful smile!
Nope! If you think you or your child needs braces, you may be surprised to learn you do not need a referral from your dentist. You can make an appointment with Curtis Orthodontics any time to discuss your orthodontic needs and set up a treatment plan.
It is also important to note that if your dentist does make a referral, you do not need to choose that orthodontist. You’re free to see anyone you feel can do the best job for you.
This doesn’t mean your dentist is not an important part of your care. He or she definitely is. It is important to continue to see your dentist throughout your orthodontic care.
With or without a referral, you should bring your child for an complimentary orthodontic consultation by age 7, as the American Association of Orthodontists recommends. Examining children before all the permanent teeth have erupted help an orthodontist to correct problems that would be more difficult and costly to address later.