Your First Visit
Faces and smiles come in all shapes and sizes, so orthodontic treatment in our office is tailor-made to address the specific concerns of our patients while achieving the most ideal result possible. We want orthodontic treatment to result in a smile that will last a lifetime, so we take our time to carefully diagnose and plan each patient’s case.
Step 2: Personal Planning
If treatment is indicated, the next step is to make diagnostic records. These records are made in our office and usually consist of study models, diagnostic photographs, and orthodontic x-rays. Once these orthodontic records have been obtained, Dr. Moopen will review them and determine a customized treatment plan for your orthodontic needs.
Next, a consultation is scheduled to present Dr. Moopen’s findings, review your treatment plan, make financial arrangements, and set up appointments to begin treatment.
Our approach begins with a new patient consult, in which we take a complimentary panoramic x-ray and perform a detailed examination of the teeth, supportive tissues, and the bite relationship. Dr. Moopen routinely illustrates his findings to the patient; and in the case of children, our office is designed so that parents are part of the process at every step. After the initial findings are recorded, our doctors will let you know their initial thoughts regarding whether treatment is needed, timing, and how long orthodontic treatment will last.
The next step is taking orthodontic records. Our office takes a full set of intra-oral photographs, stone models of teeth, and a cephalometric x-ray to determine the skeletal basis of the jaw relationship. Dr. Moopen carefully reviews all the records and customizes each patient’s treatment plan based off of findings at the examination and the information gained from the records. Although you may think that all braces are the same, our office uses braces that are individualized for each tooth so the doctors can adjust every variable possible to allow for the best results. After our practices’ doctors have finalized the treatment plan, we review the treatment plan and goals with the patient before treatment starts — this helps ensure that there are no surprises along the way.
Taken as a whole, we are proud of our methodical approach to orthodontic treatment and use the combined 30 years’ experience of Dr. Moopen and Dr. Williams to provide spectacular smiles to all of Central Florida.