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If you’re about to attend your first orthodontic appointment in Meridian, Idaho, then our Howell Orthodontics team is more than happy to tell you what to expect so you can feel comfortable and prepared in the orthodontic chair.

When you come into our office to meet with your orthodontist, Dr. Jason Howell, you can expect the following steps:

Step 1: The goal of this first appointment is to see if treatment is needed. So, your orthodontist will thoroughly examine your mouth by taking a series of X-rays and photographs. Then, he will give you an accurate diagnosis and will explain any orthodontic issues you might have.

Step 2: If you do need treatment, our team will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to help your orthodontist determine the best treatment plan for you. Then, we will inform you on the treatment we think is necessary, explain the treatment costs, and discuss your financing options and payment plans.

Step 3: Finally, our team will explain the appliance that is needed in the treatment, like braces, a retainer, aligners, and expanders. Then, we will give you an idea of how long you will need to go through treatment to achieve your ideal smile.

For more information and details about your first orthodontic appointment, please feel free to call our office today and we will be happy to help you. All you need to do is dial 208-893-5151 and you will have the answers you’re looking for!