Before you come in for your appointment, don’t forget to complete your patient forms. Doing so can help you have a smooth, convenient, and time-efficient visit. During your first visit at Amy Richter Orthodontics, our friendly orthodontist and team will do everything we can to help you get to know us a little better. We will also teach you all about our treatments and services and answer any questions you might have. Our financial and patient coordinators will also gather your insurance information.

Your appointment will officially start with a consultation. This should last about an hour and will involve an examination of the mouth, a recommendation for treatment (if necessary), and plenty of time to ask questions, like anything involving treatment prices, treatment time schedules, and more.

If you indeed need treatment, Dr. Amy Richter and our orthodontic team will consider the information we gathered from your oral exam and X-rays and create a treatment plan just for you. This plan should involve when to start, what the treatment will do for your smile step by step, and when you can expect to end treatment. However, even with an end date in mind, please remember that it can change. Depending on your oral health and situation, the treatment could be longer or shorter.

At the end of the appointment, our team will again answer any questions you have and give you the chance to schedule your next appointment if necessary. If you don’t need treatment, our team will discuss an appropriate time for a follow-up appointment.

If you have any questions about your first visit or about our orthodontic treatment in Buffalo, New York, please call Amy Richter Orthodontics at (716) 631-9924 at your earliest convenience. We are happy to hear from and help you!