Your Life-Changing Smile Starts Here

If you're looking into orthodontic treatment around Santa Rosa and Windsor, you probably wonder what you should expect as a new patient. Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the information you need for successful treatment to get you smiling in no time!

Our goal is to make sure your visits with us are pleasant and informative. Here's all the info you need about your first visit and follow-up appointments.

What to Expect at Your Free Exam

At your first visit to Bernstein Orthodontics, we’ll take a digital X-Ray of your teeth and jaws. Our orthodontist, Dr. Bernstein will then perform a thorough exam of your teeth.

If treatment is necessary, Dr. Bernstein will recommend a custom treatment plan for you and you'll get all the treatment and financial information you need to make an informed decision.

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Start Your Orthodontic Treatment the Same Day

We value the relationship that we'll build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you're receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, we're happy to get the ball rolling. We value your time and want to help you make the most of it by giving you the option to start treatment on the SAME DAY!

What to Bring

Please bring the following information with you to your first visit:

  • Any X-Rays (if you have any from your dentist)
  • A list of medications you're currently taking
  • Medical and dental insurance information
  • Completed patient registration forms.

Please let us know if you have a medical condition that could affect your treatment, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc. or if you are on any medications like heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.

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Fewer Follow-Up Appointments

Your first braces appointment usually takes about an hour. After that appointment, you'll visit Bernstein Orthodontics at regular intervals, about eight to ten weeks apart, for an adjustment.

As your teeth shift, the wires need to adjust to keep them moving into the desired position. These adjustment appointments usually take about 20 minutes.

With our self-ligating braces technology, we can minimize the number of visits to our office for treatment because they require far fewer wire adjustments than ordinary braces.

That means you'll miss less school and work! Make sure you keep these scheduled appointments, follow instructions, eat healthy foods, and practice great oral hygiene. Of course, you'll also need to continue seeing your dentist regularly.

If, for some reason, you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, please contact us as soon as possible so we can reschedule and allow another patient to come in during that time. Staying up to date with your appointments can help shorten your overall treatment time.