Initial Orthodontic Exam
Our goal is to provide each of our patients and their families with the highest quality orthodontic care. Your first visit with Dr. Rose will enable him to begin the evaluation of the orthodontic condition and determine if orthodontic treatment is recommended. In order to complete the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan, orthodontic diagnostic records are made as the next step. Diagnostic records typically include plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and orthodontic X-rays. This information is used 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 orthodontic care. Many times the orthodontic records can be made on the same day as the initial examination.
Once Dr. Rose has evaluated the diagnostic material, he will explain his findings at the orthodontic consultation appointment, at which time treatment options, fees, and payment plans will be finalized.
What Dr. Rose will discuss with you during your initial consultation:
- What sort of orthodontic problems are present, if any.
- Whether or not orthodontic treatment is necessary, and when treatment should begin.
- Treatment options.
- Approximate number of months of active orthodontic treatment.
- Approximate cost of treatment, payment plans, and dental plan information.
Please help us be prepared for the first appointment by completing this Patient Information and Medical History form. Download and print the form, complete it, and bring it to our office at the first appointment.
Complimentary Orthodontic Examination
Find out what orthodontics can do for you or your child, with no risk and no cost.
Orthodontic Diagnostic Records
If it is determined the patient would benefit from orthodontic treatment, orthodontic diagnostic records must be made. This diagnostic material will be used to help Dr. Rose formulate an orthodontic treatment plan. These records typically include:
- Plaster molds of the mouth and teeth.
- Photos of the mouth, teeth, and face.
- Orthodontic X-rays (Panorex and Cephalogram)
Dr. Rose will need this information to prepare a customized treatment plan, and will use the orthodontic records to track the progress of treatment as the teeth move into their new positions.
The Orthodontic Consultation
The orthodontic consultation occurs after the orthodontic diagnostic records have been evaluated and the treatment plan has been designed. During the consultation, Dr. Rose will discuss orthodontic treatment, the types of orthodontic appliances that are available, cost, and insurance information.
The orthodontic appliance placement appointment is when Dr. Rose places the orthodontic brackets on the teeth. This process usually takes about an hour, and then the patient is on the way toward a straighter, happier smile.
After Dr. Rose places the orthodontic appliance, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled every 5 to 8 weeks. These appointments take about 30 minutes depending on what treatment is to be performed.
Regarding appointments: Our office will make every effort to be on time, and we ask that our office be extended the same courtesy. If you or your child will be late, or cannot make an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. Appointments can be rescheduled, so please contact our office at (281) 493-2370 if there is a need to change an appointment day or time.
Office Policies and Payment Options
The decision to enter orthodontic treatment is an important one, and a wonderful investment toward health, happiness, and overall well-being. Our office accepts benefits from most dental plans and insurance providers, and our staff will complete and file the dental plan forms.
The overall cost of orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of the case. During the orthodontic consultation, payment options to fit individual financial situations will be discussed.
Our office offers a variety of flexible payment plans designed to meet the needs of budgets and lifestyles. Our office wants to make orthodontic treatment as affordable as possible so our patients can experience the benefits of a beautiful smile. Our office accepts most major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Please contact Ann or Helen at (281) 493-2370 for additional payment information.
Insurance and Dental Plans
Dr. Rose accepts most insurance/dental plans offered in the Houston Metroplex. Our staff will gladly help in filing insurance claims, as well as answer any other insurance-related questions.
Please call (281) 493-2370 to schedule your complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Rose today!
Larry A. Rose, DDS, MS
909 Dairy Ashford Street, Suite 107
Houston, TX 77079
For a map or driving directions from a specific location, click here.