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Initial Consultations

Dclear BoyYour first visit to Downdown Orthodontics is called an initial consultation. At this appointment, Dr. Tkach will perform a complete orthodontic examination. Following the examination, he will discuss all the difficulties that exist, and explain them so that you can understand the importance of each potential problem. Dr Tkach will then explain all possible orthodontic solutions to these problems, and answer any questions that you may have. Some questions that can be answered include the following:

  • Should treatment happen now or can it wait until additional facial growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What type of treatment procedures can address the orthodontic difficulties present?
  • Will the treatment require the removal of any permanent teeth?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • What is the cost of the treatment?

At this visit, you can also explain any specific concerns about your teeth and bite to Dr. Tkach and ask about types of braces and treatments.