First Visit


Your first visit to Sheffield Orthodontics begins with a phone call to our office. We will ask some basic questions to set you up in our computer system, and then send you an e-mail with instructions to fill out our online forms. The medical history and questionnaire is designed to take approximately 10 minutes of your time, and does not need to be printed out. If you have orthodontic benefits, we are also able to verify any maximums or limitations your policy might have prior to your complimentary exam.

The complimentary orthodontic exam in our office will last approximately one hour. We appreciate the value of your time, and our goal is to invest the time and technology necessary to provide you with a thorough understanding of your (or your child’s) orthodontic options. Because we understand the importance of this investment, we recommend that both parents accompany their child to their first visit so everyone fully understands all aspects of our diagnosis, available treatment solutions and our recommendations. We can get to know one another and discuss the goals and desires we both want to accomplish with your or your child’s smile.

During the exam, we will take X-rays and digital photographs of your teeth. Dr. Sheffield will perform an oral exam and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will then, discuss treatment options available for you, the ideal time to begin treatment, the cost, as well as estimated treatment time.

If treatment is indicated, we are, in many cases, able to start your orthodontic journey that same day. As many of our existing families know, our office places the utmost value on time. We understand the time constraints of busy families, and are confident that families who choose our office not only receive their own best Sheffield Smile, but appreciate all the intangibles we work so hard to provide.

We believe as you complete your first visit, you will leave confident that you are in good hands and are excited to begin your orthodontic treatment at Sheffield Orthodontics!

Open Communication

We believe that great orthodontic care can only happen with open communication. We have built our practice and our reputation by delivering on our promise of excellence. We are confident discussing our recommendations and options with our patients, working with their general dentists, and when necessary, other specialists in our community to deliver a smile that is truly an investment in the future.