What to Expect at Your First Orthodontic Visit

This is the beginning of the journey of a lifetime, and we’re happy to be with you every step of the way! Getting braces for the first time is a big deal, and we can’t wait to see your face when you see the results at the end. The first step, however, is to visit Team Popp Dental in Chattanooga for your free consultation!

From meeting the team to discussing your treatment options and financing plan, you’ll learn a lot about your treatment journey during this first meeting. Here’s what to expect at your first orthodontic visit!

1: Meet the Members of Team Popp

At Team Popp Dental, you’re not just a number. You matter! From the moment you walk through the door at one of our smile centers in Chattanooga, you’ll feel so comfortable with the team. We’ll welcome you when you come in and show you around the office to give you the full new member experience. Our Team Popp Dental team is genuine, friendly, and highly skilled. We’ll work hard to make your appointments fun, informative, and easy.

You’ll love how dedicated we are to seeing you smile!

#2: Fill Out the Paperwork

While you wait to go back for your initial exam, we’ll give you a few intake forms to fill out. Make sure you come to your appointment with your health and insurance information on hand so can complete the paperwork without a hitch.

In addition, be sure to bring:

  • Any additional X-rays from your dentist that are necessary for your pending dental work
  • A list of medications you’re currently taking
  • Medical and dental insurance information

After you’ve filled out your paperwork and handed it back to our receptionist, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy our comfortable waiting room while we get everything set up for you to meet your treatment coordinator and doctor.

3: X-rays & Exam

When we call you back, you’ll get the opportunity to meet your treatment coordinator, who will be your one-on-one guide through every step of your orthodontic treatment process. Your TC is there to answer any questions you have, so it’s a good idea to bring questions with you on the day of your first exam.

Next, we’ll conduct your initial exam. Our friendly records clinician will greet you and conduct a series of X-rays. Then we’ll pass those images along to your orthodontist for review and treatment recommendation.

4: Learn About Your Treatment Options

After your initial exam, you’ll meet with Dr. Popp to go over your treatment options. . By this point, they’ve already reviewed your dental images and are ready to discuss your unique treatment plan so you can make the best-informed decision. At Team Popp Dental, we offer three treatment options so that you can choose the best one for you and your lifestyle.

Metal Braces: Metal braces are our most popular treatment method, and they’re probably the first method that comes to mind when you think about traditional orthodontics. Metal braces are a heavy-duty method for fixing moderate to severe orthodontic issues. Traditional braces straighten your smile over 12-36 months using a system of brackets and wires.

Clear Braces: Like metal braces, this treatment option uses a system of brackets and wires to straighten your teeth and works well for patients with moderate to severe orthodontic issues. Instead of metal braces, clear braces use white ceramic brackets that match the color of your teeth, so your treatment is less visible.

Invisalign: This treatment option uses a series of clear plastic trays that gradually shift your smile in line over time. Rather than using the bulky brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth almost invisibly, so you can enjoy the perks of a beautiful grin even while undergoing treatment. Invisalign is an excellent option for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and treatment can take as little as six months to complete.

Each treatment plan from Team Popp Dental is tailor-made just for you, so you can feel confident that you’ll reach your smile goals in no time.

5: Discuss Financing & Insurance

It’s a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is too expensive. At Team Popp Dental, we believe everyone deserves the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile, so we offer a wide range of payment options to make treatment an affordable reality! We work with most major insurance plans, so you can rest at ease knowing coverage is available.

The cost of braces typically depends on the severity of your orthodontic needs, type of treatment, and length of time you’ll spend wearing them. You’ll work one-on-one with our treatment coordinator to find a payment plan that works best for your financial needs.

6: Get Your Braces!

Once we’ve gotten to know you and your needs, selected a treatment plan, and discussed payment options, we’re ready to get the ball rolling! You’ll work with your treatment coordinator to schedule your next appointment. This is the time to get excited – you’re one step closer to the smile of your dreams!

Discover the Smile of Your Dreams at Team Popp Dental!

At Team Popp Dental, we have it all. From pediatric dentistry to orthodontic treatment, your one-stop shop for all your dental needs is Team Popp Dental. With two locations in Chattanooga, your straight smile is always right around the corner.

If you’re ready to discover the smile of your dreams, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Popp today!