First 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 20-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.

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.

After we have obtained the records needed to do a treatment plan, the patient is then scheduled for a one-hour appointment in which all financial contracts are signed along with any informed consents for treatments. At this time, Dr. Grabow will go over any type of treatment plan.

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.


During these challenging times, we would like to do our part in helping our patients through this difficult time. Therefore, we are happy to offer you the following help:

  • We offer to anyone age 7 to adult a complimentary exam. At this appointment, you will find out if treatment is needed, how long treatment should be, and how much the investment will be.
  • If you are ready to start full comprehensive treatment, we offer the following coupon for all patients who desire to start their treatment from now until the end of December 2020. Please bring this coupon with you to your appointment to take advantage of this special savings. (Limit one coupon per person.)

Click here to provide us with your name and e-mail address so that we may contact you to schedule an appointment. Please know that your e-mail address is secure. We will be in contact with you within 1-2 business days.

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