Your First Orthodontic Visit


Orthodontic Consultation AppointmentThank you for choosing Kattner Orthodontics, your home for high-quality orthodontics in the Gurnee, IL area. As your trusted Gurnee, IL orthodontist, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of efficient orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and braces. Not only do we focus on providing exceptional treatment but we also place a high value on your experience in our office. We pursue constant improvement taking strides to make sure you’re always comfortable and have a clear understanding of what the orthodontic process entails. In keeping with that philosophy, we’d like to share what will happen on your first visit with us at our Waukegan office.

Your Initial Orthodontic Exam

You should expect to be here for about an hour for your initial exam. You’ll first meet one of our patient coordinators or receptionists who will get some information from you. After that, we’ll perform diagnostic work to determine what your orthodontic situation is. We’ll start by taking a regular set of photographs of your teeth and we’ll follow up with a series of X-rays in order to see what’s going on underneath your gums. In some cases, we may also take impressions, or molds, of your teeth. Dr. Kattner will examine your teeth and your bite and discuss your treatment goals so that we can make a proper diagnosis of your situation and decide on an appropriate form of orthodontic treatment.

After The Exam

Dr. Kattner At WorkAfter the exam is over we’ll let you know if everything’s fine or if your condition needs treatment. If orthodontic treatment is needed we will carefully review your treatment options along with our recommendations.  In some cases we may recommend immediate treatment though in other circumstances there may be a benefit in delaying the onset of therapy. If that is the case we’ll simply wait and monitor your orthodontic situation until the optimal time to begin treatment arrives.
It’s also important for you to ask us any questions that come to mind. At Kattner Orthodontics, we understand that orthodontic treatment can be a daunting process and we want you to be fully comfortable and aware going forward. We can discuss treatment options, treatment time, payment options, or any questions about orthodontics that you’d like to know about.

Visit Your Gurnee, IL Orthodontist

If you’re interested in scheduling your first appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (847) 244-7900 or fill out our online appointment request form. If you have any questions for us about our orthodontic treatment options, such as Invisalign or braces, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!

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