Getting braces is an exciting time! You’ve finally decided to start orthodontic treatment. This is one investment in your dental health that will last for the rest of your life. So, what happens next?

First Orthodontist Appointment

Once you decide to start treatment, contact usto schedule your initial consultation. Initial consultations typically last one hour. These visits are a great time to get to know our staff and the office. During this visit, you will meet with our team and learn what services will work best for your unique smile.

Oral Evaluation

First, we will take photographs, x-rays, and even impressions of your teeth and gums. This allows us to see the roots of the teeth below the gums to determine the type of treatment needed. Then, Dr. Glass will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your smile to assess any bite and alignment issues. The evaluation process is fairly fast and easy. Dr. Glass will use this information to determine the right treatment plan for your individual needs.

While many patients want Invisalign, it’s important to note that every smile is different. Depending on the severity of the bite problems, patients may not be the best candidates for Invisalign. If this is the case, Dr. Glass will recommend different types of braces that will work as quickly and comfortably as possible.


After the exam, we will map out your treatment plan, including the type of appliances needed and how long you can expect to be in treatment. We will also discuss all associated fees and payment plans, if needed. You can use this time to ask any questions you may have about your treatment.

We can’t wait for you to join the Glass Orthodontics family! Are you ready to start your orthodontic journey? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and get the beautiful smile you deserve!