First Visit

What to Expect at Your Chattanooga Orthodontic Office

Our doctors as well as our staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website. We are proud to bring high quality orthodontic care to the Chattanooga, Jasper and Cleveland areas of Tennessee. We know that your first time visiting an orthodontist can be overwhelming and that is why we are happy to provide you with information beforehand.

Joining the McDaniel Orthodontics Family

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a complimentary examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important exam visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.

We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately 30 minutes. There will be a fee for the diagnostic records at the time that they are made. The portion of the records fee that you are responsible for will be determined by your insurance coverage and co-pay amount. Please bring your insurance information with you so that we can verify coverage for you.

What Happens During The Initial Evaluation?

During your initial evaluations, we will answer any questions you may have to the best of our ability. While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

Moving Forward

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

Contact Us

We hope that you have a solid understanding of what will happen on your first visit with us here at McDaniel Orthodontics. Whether you are visiting our Chattanooga, Jasper, or Cleveland office you are guaranteed a warm greeting from our staff. If you have any further questions about your first visit we are always available to speak with you, just contact us. We hope to see you soon!