First Visit


What to expect at your first visit with us…

A patient's or parent's concerns and desires are our highest priority! Your first visit to our office will begin with an assessment of what YOU desire from orthodontic treatment. We will then discuss the concerns of your dentist. Dr. Hess will evaluate you or your child's orthodontic needs and the ideal time to initiate correction. A discussion will follow to ensure that you fully understand all aspects of the problems and solutions with an eye toward addressing your desires and your concerns. We recommend that both parents attend their child's first visit to our office. It is very informative and it gives us all an opportunity to get acquainted. If both parents are unable to attend, we may choose to do a complimentary online consult with the parent who was unable to attend where we will view X-rays and digital photographs online.

If this is the proper time to address the orthodontic problems, we will be ready to initiate the most advanced orthodontic diagnosis in the Tampa Bay Area. Better yet, we can save you a trip by beginning treatment immediately as well! We respect that your time is valuable. 

While your child is having complete diagnostic records taken, our treatment coordinator will develop with you an affordable payment plan for treatment. She will also help you arrange future appointments that fit your busy schedule.

By the end of your visit you'll feel confident that you are in good hands!   And hopefully, you will be excited to begin your orthodontic journey as the latest member of our orthodontic family!