Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is an important and personal decision. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as comfortable, convenient, and rewarding as possible. We'll use the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, giving you the customized, individual care that you deserve.
Every smile starts with a complimentary new patient examination!
Your one hour complimentary new patient examination will give you the opportunity to meet our team, tour our office, learn more about orthodontics, receive a comprehensive initial exam by Dr. Cassinelli or Dr. Shanker, and be informed about which treatment options may best meet your needs. During your initial examination, Drs. Alex Cassinelli or Shiv Shanker along with our New Patient Coordinator will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms.
- Provide a complete oral exam, with digital x-rays and photographs, to determine if treatment is necessary.
- Help you create a customized preliminary treatment plan.
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans.
If the doctor feels that you are ready to begin treatment, we can do the initial paperwork and impressions at that time.
If you'd like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Drs. Alex Cassinelli and Shiv Shanker, please call (513) 777-7060.
Initiation of Treatment
The placement of orthodontic appliances is the next appointment for the patient. Depending on the treatment plan the first appointment may be a longer one that may last up to two hours.
Visiting the orthodontist every 4-8 weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment with regular checkups lasting between 20-40 minutes. Our practice will work with you to ensure that your appointments are scheduled around your busy schedule; so that you will spend less time in the dental chair and more time enjoying the things you love to do. For your convenience we have a variety of early morning and evening hours.
We understand that "life happens" so if you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know, and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, call our practice at (513) 777-7060; we're looking forward to working with you.
Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment
It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months , even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.