Regular Orthodontic Appointments

Orthodontic appliances have to be adjusted and monitored every few weeks for treatment to proceed as planned.The length of appointments varies depending on the stage and progress of treatment. Some office visits may conflict with work or school. In order to balance the need for regular appointments with the need to minimize missed school and work hours, we have designed our office schedule as follows:

Short Appointments (15 min)

The majority of appointments will be short and are scheduled throughout the day. In order to see the maximum number of patients after 3 PM during the school year, only short appointments are scheduled. As a result, we cannot use a chair for a long appointment after 3:00pm.

Long Appointments (30 min+)

Appointments requiring 30 minutes or longer are scheduled in the morning or early afternoon. These appointments are less frequent, and we try to minimize the number of times these are needed. We will provide school / work excuses for these appointments.

Emergency Appointments

Emergency / repair visits are available during office hours; however, times may not be open after 3:00pm for these appointments. The doctors are on-call when the office is closed and can be paged by calling our office number and following the prompts.

Late Arrivals

In order to provide the best quality care possible, we make every effort to be on time and see every patient at their scheduled time. We ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. Please note that if you are late, we may not be able to see you right away, or may need to reschedule your appointment to another day.

Missed / Cancelled Appointments

It may be difficult to reschedule you if you miss or cancel an appointment because most appointments are made 4 to 8 weeks in advance. If you cannot keep an appointment,  please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency. We'll work with you to find a new time as soon as is possible. We want to stress the importance of a regular appointment schedule so treatment is not delayed.

Appointment Reminders

We provide email reminders 2 days prior to your scheduled appointment. By logging in on our website, you also have 24-hour access to appointment details.