For Our Patients
Experience a Better First Visit with Hough Orthodontics
We are always excited about meeting new patients in our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.
You Are the Reason We Do What We Do
A new smile can be a life-changing experience. That’s why Hough Orthodontics takes a thoughtful, personal approach to working with each and every patient. With over 25 years in business, we are proud to be the trusted orthodontic choice for thousands of patients across the St. Louis area.
What Happens During the First Visit?
During your visit we will give you a tour of our office so you can become comfortable and familiar with us and how we care for your needs. We will also take a panoramic X-ray (free of charge) so we can evaluate tooth health and development as we start to make our treatment plan for you.
We know your time is valuable, so for your convenience we will also reserve time following the exam for additional records so you can start the treatment process that same day, saving you an extra visit. Your first appointment will last approximately one hour.
During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well:
-Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
-Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
-What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
-Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
-How long will treatment take?
-What are the treatment fees?
-What are my payment options?