Office visits

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

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Complimentary Initial Consultation

Every smile starts with a complimentary initial consultation. Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Contact us at 310.545.6525 to schedule your initial consultation.

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During Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Provide a complete oral exam with X-ray to determine whether treatment is necessary
  • Create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance coverage and payment plans

 

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After Consultation

You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment and Dr. Gimlen will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.

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Scheduling Appointments

Keeping regular appointments is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you. Generally, appointments are every 6-12 weeks.

We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you.

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Virtual Appointments

We understand that everyone has different schedules and finding time to get to an appointment can be tricky. Also, not all appointments require an in-person experience. Simply follow our email instructions to take photos, send them to us and Dr. Gimlen will review them. Then you will meet with Dr. Gimlen virtually to discuss her findings. In this new world we live in we want to be there for all of our patients, and we treat patients all over the world.

We see patients virtually for the following appointments:

  • Exams
  • Retainer checks
  • Invisalign check ups
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Continued Visits

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every three to six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups.

If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.

Questions?

Please let us know if you have any questions about your dental insurance coverage or ideas about how we can make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one. 310.545.6525