First Visit

Thinking about scheduling a consultation with our team? We look forward to meeting you! Orthodontic consultations are an important first step towards achieving a beautiful, straight smile. These informative appointments are designed to provide you with all of the information you need before you start your treatment, and they’re a great opportunity for you to get to know us better. To learn more or schedule your consultation, please give us a call or submit a message using our virtual contact form, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

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How should I prepare for my first visit to the orthodontist?

If you are scheduling a consultation with us, we recommend preparing a few questions to ask during your visit. Consultations are the perfect time to ask any specific questions that you have about your orthodontic treatment options and how they will work with your budget and lifestyle. We will be looking at your teeth and gums and taking X-rays and pictures, so you should be prepared for that as well.

How long after my first appointment can I start wearing braces or aligners?

Once we have your X-rays and dental impressions, we will need at least a few days to use these measurements to design your custom treatment plan. If you decide to go with clear aligner therapy, it will take about a week or two for your custom clear aligners to be shipped to our office. We know that patients are often anxious to begin their orthodontic journey, and we do our best to move the process along as fast as we can.

How do I know when I should make my first appointment with an orthodontist?

Orthodontic consultations can be scheduled for patients around seven years old or older. However, this does not mean that the patient will necessarily begin wearing braces at seven. Our team can assess the patient’s teeth and jaw and provide an expert recommendation for when the patient should start treatment. Once you are ready to start treatment, all you have to do is get in touch with our team, and we’ll take it from there!

How much does an orthodontic consultation cost?


Laredo Orthodontics offers free orthodontic consultations! Patients who are interested in getting braces or wearing clear aligners can talk to one of our board-certified orthodontists to see if orthodontic treatment is right for them at no cost. We never pressure patients into receiving treatment if they are not 100% confident that that’s what they want to do. Ready to schedule your complimentary consultation? Please contact us!

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