It is finally time to consult with the orthodontist who will perfect your beautiful smile! Maybe you are a bit nervous for your first visit, but orthodontic treatment should be a stress free experience. In addition to a beautiful new smile, you will also get a functional bite and an oral health advantage that will last a lifetime.

Getting ready for your first visit to the orthodontist is easy! Midlands Orthodontics has a family-friendly, fun office that welcomes the entire family during your appointments. To make sure you’re extra-ready, follow this advice from Dr. Herrington so that you’ll be as excited to meet us as we are to meet you!

Preparing for Your First Visitfirst orthodontic appointment

At Midlands Orthodontics, we will provide you with new patient forms, which allows us to get to know you better. Orthodontic treatment offers a wide range of options today from bracket type to band color, from clear ceramic braces to the Invisalign aligner system. Knowing what options are available will allow you to work with your orthodontist in making decisions regarding your treatment. Together, we can create a unique plan that will take into consideration your aesthetic needs, comfort and duration of wear. We love being able to offer choices to our patients and making braces treatment fun!

Questions to Ask During the Consultation

As you consider orthodontic care, it is likely that you will have a few questions. We welcome any and all of your questions. Our orthodontic team is here to help you achieve the healthy smile you are destined to have. Here are just a few examples of questions you may want to ask at your consultation:

  • How long will I have to wear braces?
  • How much will braces cost? What are the payment options?
  • Does getting braces hurt?
  • What should I do to prevent or minimize pain?
  • What foods should I avoid?
  • Can I still play my favorite sport or musical instrument?
  • How can I keep my teeth clean with braces?
  • How often will I be expected to come in for checkups and other appointments?


Once you have decided on a treatment plan with Dr. Herrington, we will schedule your braces day! Our treatment coordinator will also itemize the costs associated with your particular treatment and you can proceed with a payment plan. You can be confident that Midlands Orthodontics is dedicated to giving you a beautiful straight smile that will last for a lifetime. 

Our dedicated and experienced team at Midlands Orthodontics will guide you through every step of the process. Schedule your complimentary consultation online!