First Visit


We believe that great orthodontic care only happens with open communication

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. Your medical history and questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes, and does not need to be printed out. If you have orthodontic benefits, we will verify any maximums or limitations your policy might have prior to your complimentary exam.

Your orthodontic exam in our office will last approximately one hour. We value your time, and our goal is to provide you with a thorough understanding of your (or your child’s) options. We recommend that both parents attend the consultation so everyone fully understands the diagnosis, treatment solutions and our recommendations. We will discuss your goals and desires for you or your child’s smile.

During the exam, we will take X-rays and digital photographs. Dr. Sheffield will perform an oral exam and answer any questions you may have. We will then discuss the ideal time to begin treatment, the cost and estimated treatment time.

If treatment is recommended you may choose to start your orthodontic journey that same day. After your first visit, you will leave confident that you are in good hands and excited to begin your treatment at Sheffield Orthodontics!

We have built our practice and reputation on a promise of excellence and are confident discussing our recommendations with you and working with your general dentist or other specialists to deliver a smile that is truly an investment in your future.