Your First Visit
What You Can Expect from Your First Visit at the Orthodontic Practice of
Kenneth R. Smith, D.D.S in Ventura and Fillmore!
Obtaining a properly aligned smile goes far beyond than aesthetics. At the Orthodontic practice of our skilled and compassionate orthodontic specialist, Kenneth R. Smith, DDS, and our entire team are dedicated to assessing the orthodontic needs of you or your loved ones. We work harmoniously to ensure that from the moment you walk into our friendly office, you feel completely comfortable and confident with our team, and every aspect of your treatment.
The Purpose of Your First Orthodontic Visit with Us
Your first visit to either our Ventura or Fillmore practices is an equally important and exciting time. This essential appointment not only allows us to get further acquainted with you and your loved ones, but it provides us the opportunity to examine your oral health and discuss your orthodontic needs, working closely with you to create a custom treatment plan that addresses your concerns and exceed your expectations.
What You Can Expect from Your First Visit
Upon arrival, patients are immediately greeted with warm and genuine smiles from our accommodating office staff members, Jaime, Judy, and Cammy. New patients visiting our orthodontic offices are required to provide the new patient health history paperwork and, from then on, our front office team will escort new patients to the examination room after a quick tour. Before your initial examination, Dr. Kenneth R. Smith first introduces himself and takes the time to get to know you as a person. Once an open and honest discussion is conducted and your comfortability and confidence are established, only then will Dr. Smith and his team start your thorough yet gentle examination.
Your Initial Examination
The purpose of the initial examination is to obtain the following:
- What is the problem at hand?
- When is the best time to begin treatment?
- What will be the treatment type?
- How long will the treatment take?
- How much will the treatment cost?
If it is determined there are no impending or immediate orthodontic requirements; we invite you back for a separate consultation appointment to begin your personalized treatment.
Your Orthodontic Consultation
At the consultation appointment, patients and parents alike are welcome to meet with Dr. Smith to review the records we obtained from our in-office digital x-rays taken of you or your loves one’s current orthodontic state. Dr. Smith will then recommend the best course of action and treatment methods for your orthodontic therapy. Once agreed upon, our treatment coordinator will greet you and go over your insurance and financing options, and then schedule the next appointment to take necessary impressions for your clear aligner or traditional braces treatment.
Cost of Treatment
The cost of your treatment depends on the level of orthodontic therapy needed. Our team strongly believes in helping patients, and their loved ones receive the expert care they deserve. We proudly provide several in-house financing options and take numerous insurances to help you achieve the healthier, straighter smiles you and family desires.
Call Us to Set Up Your First Visit Today!
It is our mission to care for the orthodontic needs of patients and their families throughout the Ventura, Fillmore, Oxnard, Santa Paula, and Ojai communities, seeing them on time with every appointment. Thank you for considering Dr. Kenneth R. Smith and his team for all your orthodontic needs. We Look forward to helping you smile with confidence!