Office Visits

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. 

We will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

What's going to happen at my initial visit?

Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs.  During your initial consultation:

1.  You'll learn if the timing is right for orthodontic treatment

2.  You'll learn all about your smile using one image

3.  You'll have 3 main questions answered:

      - Do my upper and lower jaws fit together well?

      - Can my smile safely be created with all my teeth?

      - Will my bite match up ideally after straightening?

4.  You'll discuss realistic options to achieve your smile goals

5.  You'll choose a comfortable payment plan for your budget

6.  You'll choose a time to begin your smile can be as soon as the same day!

What happens after the initial visit?

You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, Dr. Shah or Dr. Tamburrino will place your new orthodontic appliances and go over all ways to care for them and keep them clean. This visit generally takes about an hour, and will be absolutely 100% painless.  You are also able to eat or drink immediately afterwards!

Scheduling appointments

Visiting our office about every 6-12 weeks is an essential part of your orthodontic treatment to keep things on track. Our practice will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible as we have visits available as early at 7:30 AM, as late at 7:00 PM, and on Saturdays! 

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is vital that you continue to visit your family dentist routinely for teeth cleanings and dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. There is no issue for their team to clean around braces and is absolutely encouraged!  If any extra dental care is needed, such as a minor filling or other procedure, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make this seamless.

Live. Laugh. Smile.

Ryan Tamburrino, DMD / Shalin Shah, DMD, MS