Your First Visit

You can expect your first visit to Summer Orthodontics to last about 40 minutes. The visit consists of an initial examination and a discussion of your treatment options. We’ll take diagnostic records, including X-rays and photos to develop your treatment options. Plus, we’ll answer all of the questions you have.  It is important to us that you fully understand your options, so please don’t be shy about asking us anything about our recommendations.

Also, If you have orthodontic insurance, be sure to complete the online insurance forms we send so we can check your coverage in advance.  Lastly, fill out the new patient forms before you come so we can get you in a chair as soon as possible!

Digital Records

Digital records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and digital X-rays and digital scans of the teeth, if needed. This information is used by Dr. Summer to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under care with us.

Recommended Treatment Plan

From your records, Dr. Summer reviews the formation of your skull, gums, teeth and bite, jaw joints, and palate. She also evaluates your profile and the current level of support provided to your cheeks and lips. From there, we develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you, to give you a smile that is straight, as well as one that enhances your entire face.

Dr. Summer’s recommended treatment options can include:

  • Damon Braces 
  • Invisalign 
  • Palate expanders 
  • Space maintainers
  • Retainers
  • And more!