Welcome to Periago Orthodontics!
We are so excited to have the pleasure of providing you with excellent orthodontic care in a warm, friendly and professional environment. Each of our locations offers convenient office hours to accommodate your hectic schedule.
Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we would love to earn the privilege of treating you or your family. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Every Smile starts with a complimentary Initial Consultation
Your first visit to our office is complimentary and is designed to provide you with as much information about your orthodontic and dental needs as possible. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs.
Upon arriving to our office you will be greeted by our front office team whom is always eager to assist. We pride ourselves on always running on time, so if you wait longer than 10 minutes past your scheduled appointment time, please let one of our team members know! Feel free to help yourself to refreshments while you wait in our comfortable and relaxing reception area.
At your complimentary initial examination our New Patient Coordinator will obtain a full set of digital images as well as a panoramic and cephalometric digital x-rays. These initial images will help Dr. Periago provide you with an accurate initial diagnosis and treatment plan. After you begin treatment, Dr. Periago will study these images to devise a customized treatment plan for you or your child.
At the time of the complete oral exam Dr. Periago will go over in detail all pertinent findings. In most cases, she will let you know specifically what, if any, orthodontic treatment is needed. Dr. Periago believes in providing patients with as much information as possible in order to allow them to make an informed decision in selecting the treatment option that best suits them. You will never feel rushed and you will have ample time to discuss any orthodontic treatment questions that you may have with Dr. Periago. After the exam and consultation our Financial Coordinator will discuss all scheduling information as well as financial information, insurance options and payment plans.
Dr. Periago and the whole Periago Ortho team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation today!
What happens after the initial consultation?
After your complimentary consultation, you are one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! Depending on the diagnosis from your customized treatment plan, Dr. Periago will recommend a course of treatment for you or your child. As no mouth is the same, no treatment plan or scheduling sequence is the same. At this time, our well trained Scheduling Coordinators will make sure that your sequence of appointments is scheduled appropriately. You will subsequently come in to either be fitted for a custom made appliance or to have the braces placed.)
The actual placement of the braces typically only takes about 30 to 45 minutes, but you will be scheduled for 90 minutes in order to provide ample time for detailed instruction on your new life with braces. Dr. Periago and her team will discuss every aspect of life with braces from oral hygiene to do’s and don’ts; and will go above and beyond to teach you new techniques to help you with brushing and care of your braces. We will also let you know when your next follow up appointment should be scheduled. Our use of cutting edge technology allows patients to be seen at a 4 to 8 week intervals with an average adjustment appointment length of 20 to 30 minutes.
Visiting the orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice and our caring team will be more than happy to assist you. We’re looking forward to working with you!