First Visit

First Visit

Orthodontic Care for Children in Fairfield, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Norwalk, Bridgeport & Milford, CT

Kids First Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics specializes in orthodontic care for children. Our office is conveniently located in Fairfield, CT, and we offer our expertise to patients in Bridgeport and the surrounding communities.

Your Child's First Orthodontic Visit

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.

What To Expect During the Appointment

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

What Should I Bring with Me?

We will schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

Schedule Your Child's First Exam Today!

Please contact us at our Fairfield office to schedule your child's appointment. One of our team members will be happy to work with you and schedule and appointment that fits within your schedule.

We look forward to meeting you and your child, and helping them achieve their optimal smile!