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First Orthodontic Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of photographs, a panoramic x-ray, a thorough orthodontic examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This one hour complimentary consultation for children under 18 will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.

What to Expect?

During the initial examination we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is this 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
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Payment Options

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies greatly.  At your first visit Dr. Cartwright will perform a complete examination and suggest a treatment plan.  A cost for this orthodontic treatment will be determined which will include your insurance coverage and a payment plan will be designed to meet your financial needs.  We offer a variety of plans that include:

  • Discount for full payment at the start of treatment.
  • Monthly payments with no interest over the treatment time.
  • Third-party financing that allows you to pay over a longer period of time.
  • Multi-family member discount.

Importance of Periodic Visits

Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 4-6 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this active phase of treatment, you will need to keep appointments, follow instructions, as well as practice good oral hygiene and proper nutrition. Also continue to visit your dentist regularly. Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions.

Bethel Park Office

Dr. Gary Cartwright, DMD
4880 Library Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
(412) 833-6188

McMurray Office

Dr. Gary Cartwright, DMD
2000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 160
McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 942-5130

Complimentary Exam

Dr. Cartwright offers a complimentary consultation for children under 18 that consists of a panoramic x-ray, photographs, a thorough orthodontic examination and a discussion of potential treatment options.

4880 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102 USA
Gary Cartwright, DMD Bethel Park, PA Orthodontist. (412) 833-6188
2000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 160, McMurray, PA 15317 USA
Gary Cartwright, DMD McMurray, PA Orthodontist (724) 942-5130