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First Visit

First Visit at Heritage OrthodonticsWe are always pleased and honoured to meet new patients at their first visit to our office. Your initial 1 hour consultation will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of available treatment options. This important visit will give the doctor insight into your specific orthodontic needs. We know that your time is valuable, so in an effort to make the best use of it, we may also take diagnostic records, as required.

Diagnostic records include Digital x-rays and photos and, sometimes, impressions for study models. This information is essential for diagnosis and development of the ideal treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can correct?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

While we can often answer general questions about treatment during the consultation, we will address specific points after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. Dr. Selnes feels that it is important to analyze each patient's unique needs, because in-depth personaiized treatment planning is the key to optimal results and patient satisfaction.

Prior to commencing orthodontic treatment, we wish to ensure that our patients have a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • Complete medical history including any allergies.
  • Any pertinent dental history, including the name of your dentist and dental specialists that are involved in your dental care.


You may access the following form to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the following form, then bring them to your appointment.

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