First Visit

Your first orthodontic appointment.With Offices in Bismarck & Dickinson, ND

At Hollevoet Orthodontics, we proudly provide children, teenagers and adults with individualized, high quality orthodontic treatment at our three offices in  Lake, Bismarck & Dickinson, ND. We love meeting new patients and welcoming them to our office which we’ve designed with patient comfort in mind. Whether your child is visiting us for early treatment or you’re in the process of achieving your best smile, we want the time you spend undergoing treatment to be a pleasant and exciting time.

Your first visit to our office is a chance for us to become acquainted with you and for you to get to know Dr. Hollevoet and our fantastic team. You can expect your first appointment to last for about one hour. You will first meet members of our team, who will ask you to provide us with some information. Once that is done, you will meet Dr. Hollevoet for diagnostic work and an exam.

What To Expect During Your First Exam

During your initial exam, we will take some photographs of your teeth. Next, we will most likely take a few X-rays which we will use to view what is happening under the gums like how the bones and joints are positioned or to see if there are teeth that have yet to come in. We may also take an impression of your bite which is used to gain a better understanding of what exactly the problem is and how to best treat it.

The next step involves Dr. Hollevoet providing you with a thorough examination. During this time, he will ask you some questions like whether or not your jaws make sounds when you open or close your mouth or if you have any issues when chewing or swallowing. He will then use all the information to make a diagnosis and finalize your treatment plan.

We’ll Discuss Your Treatment Options

If Dr. Hollevoet determines that you could benefit from treatment, he may recommend that your treatment begins right away or later, all depending upon what developmental stage your teeth and jaws are in. Regardless if you’re going to start treatment now or later, this first visit is the opportune time to ask us any questions you may have. We can talk about any of the following topics:

  • If you (or your child) can benefit from treatment.
  • How Dr. Hollevoet will work to correct the problem.
  • What options are available for your treatment.
  • Whether you should start treatment now or wait until later.
  • If teeth must be extracted before treatment starts.
  • The cost of your treatment and your payment options.

We want your first visit with us to be pleasant and informative. Our goal when you leave our office is to make sure you have a good understanding of how we can help you achieve your best possible smile.

Schedule Your First Visit with Dr. Hollevoet Today

If you have any questions about your orthodontic health, our practice or the treatment options we offer, please feel free to contact us as we’re always here to help! If you’re ready to take that exciting first step toward the attractive and healthy smile you deserve, please request an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

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