pic

New Patient Exam

misc image

New Patient Exam services offered in Tucson, AZ


When you’re visiting a dental office for the first time, you want to feel welcome and comfortable. The entire team at Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry in Tucson, Arizona, will make every aspect of your orthodontic and dental visit as simple and efficient as possible. Use this website or call the office to book your new patient exam.

New Patient Exam Q&A

What happens during a new patient exam?

Your dental provider reviews your oral health history and any orthodontic or dental treatments you’ve had. The staff takes digital X-rays of your teeth to get a baseline view of your oral health and any underlying conditions. 

 

One of the skilled hygienists then thoroughly cleans your teeth and looks for any areas of concern. Your provider examines your teeth, bite, and gums. They also look for signs of gum disease, cavities, or other teeth issues. 

 

Relevant treatment recommendations will be made, like deep cleaning or fillings. You can schedule more in-depth treatments for an appointment at a later date.

How can I streamline my first visit?

The team at Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry has forms posted online that you can fill out before you come into the office. This helps you save time and hassle, reducing waiting in the lobby. 

 

If you have past dental records from a previous provider, bring those to your initial appointment, along with a list of any medications you take.

When should I schedule a new patient exam for orthodontics?

Children benefit from visiting the orthodontist when they still have a mix of baby and adult teeth, usually around the age of 7. It can be easier to diagnose and correct any tooth or jaw problems at this stage with minimally invasive interventions. 

 

Indications that your child would benefit from an initial orthodontic visit are:

 

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Breathing through their mouth
  • Snoring
  • Sucking their thumb
  • Having crowded or misplaced teeth
  • Having large spaces between their teeth

 

Early orthodontic treatment helps your child achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. 

 

Orthodontic treatment isn’t limited to children, either. Teens and adults benefit from improving bite alignments. Set up a new patient orthodontic exam even if you’ve been living with crooked teeth for your entire life.

 

Treatments can help you smile with confidence and improve hygiene issues associated with teeth misalignments as well as bite issues leading to TMJ problems

 

If you’re due for a dental or orthodontic visit, reach out to Get it Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry today. Call the office to speak to the friendly staff or use this website to book your appointment.