Office Tour

Your first visit to our office

will be a free exam for you or your child.

The doctor will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, and gaps. Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, he’ll discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. The doctor takes plenty of time to answer your questions, ensuring that you understand everything you need to know in order to proceed with treatment.

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Starting Orthodontic Treatment

Top notch patient care and unparalleled customer service are our top priorities. With that mission in mind, after Dr. Garlock’s thorough examination and treatment recommendations, if you or your child are ready to start treatment, as a convenience to you we will get you started that same day (to save you a trip in) or schedule a more convenient time to return and get started. There is absolutely no rush on our end. We’ve simply recognized that many parents have crazy schedules or, have taken time off work to bring themselves or child in and by providing this same day service it is a huge relief to many of our families. Scanning your teeth to start your Invisalign Treatment, or placing the braces can be accomplished in about 30 minutes in our office. We will allocate an hour of time to be able to answer questions about the care of your orthodontic appliances, and also to explain how to care for your braces, Invisalign trays, or other orthodontic appliances.

Regular Orthodontic Appointments

After the initial bracketing appointment, Dr Garlock will want to see you back anywhere from 6-12 weeks (depending on what’s being accomplished).  Regardless, this is great news for you or your child because minimal school will need to be missed.  Towards the end of treatment as we perfect your teeth, appointment intervals are closer to 4-6 weeks apart.