First Visit


Beginning Orthodontic Treatment 

At Centre Orthodontics, we strive to provide high quality orthodontic care while maintaining a friendly, easygoing office environment. Dr. Tepper-Adler and her team work hard to get to know every patient individually, crafting specialized treatment plans to perfectly suit our patients' unique Orthodontic needs. Our goal is to always make you feel comfortable - from your very first visit onwards.

What To Expect

Many patients tell us they're not sure what to expect at their first orthodontic appointment, but trust us - it's nothing to worry about. More than anything else, the first visit is a chance for us to get acquainted, take all the necessary measurements, and go over what the treatment process will look like. It usually takes about an hour, during which we'll focus on the following:

  • Helping you get to know our office
  • Taking any necessary photos, x-rays and other measurements
  • Going over your orthodontic situation and addressing any concerns you may have
  • Discussing provisional treatment goals and management plans
  • Estimating the duration of your treatment
  • Giving you an estimate of treatment cost, going over all of your treatment fees and your payment plan options

After your first visit, we'll send your General Dentist a comprehensive report detailing our findings, recommendation, and treatment plan. We encourage you to continue visiting your regular Dentist throughout your treatment, as proper Dental health and hygiene is a critical part of successful Orthodontics and a beautiful smile in general.

For some patients, Dr. Tepper-Adler may recommend delaying treatment. In those cases, we'll bring you back into the office periodically to monitor your development and determine the best time to begin treatment.

We want you to fully understanding your options, so we encourage you to ask any questions you have. We'll take as much time as you need to go over everything - our priority is ensuring your full understanding.

Contact Your Melbourne Orthodontist

Have more questions about your first visit or want to schedule an appointment with us? We're here to help! Feel free to call us at (03) 9557 8911, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Bentleigh office. We look forward to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!