Your First Visit

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Welcome! We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. During this visit we will take diagnostic records, which include X-rays, photos of your face and teeth, and impressions for study models. Diagnostic records help Dr. Clemente develop the appropriate treatment plan for your case, and also help us keep up with the progress of your treatment. We realize that each patient is different and promise to give you the quality, personalized care you deserve.


Once Dr. Clemente thoroughly evaluates your diagnostic records; we will discuss the details of your treatment, including the types of braces available, the length of treatment, cost and payment options. We can also address any other questions you have.

Regular Appointments

After your appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) are placed, your adjustment appointments will be scheduled every 4-8 weeks. These appointments usually take 20 to 40 minutes.

Patients are seen by appointment only. We realize your time is valuable and do our best to stay on schedule. Please extend this same courtesy to us and other patients by arriving on time for each appointment. If you cannot attend your appointment, please call us as soon as possible. To help keep your treatment on track, please only cancel your appointment if you have an emergency.

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with honest and open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis, treatment recommendations, alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require additional treatment. With your cooperation, we can help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile of your dreams!