First Visit

First Visit

All Smiles. No Pressure.

Every new smile we create starts with a smile assessment. We know choosing an orthodontist for your family is a big decision and we want you to feel completely confident and comfortable about moving forward with your treatment. That’s why this initial visit is on the house! Are you ready to get started? Schedule your free consultation at our San Diego or Rancho Santa Fe orthodontic office today or read on to learn more about what to expect.

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Let’s Get Started

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Come on In

As soon as you walk through our doors, you’ll receive a warm welcome. We keep wait times to a minimum but if you get here early, unwind in our comfy reception area. Feel free to take advantage of our free WiFi or enjoy coffee, hot chocolate or a freshly baked cookie. When it’s your turn, a friendly, experienced team member will show you around our beautiful, state-of-the-art office.

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Take Diagnostic Records

Once you’ve completed your tour, we’ll take diagnostic records, including low-dose digital x-rays and photos of your smile. These records are important for helping Dr. Melanie get a complete picture of your smile needs.

Receive an Exam

Receive an Exam

Dr. Melanie will complete a thorough oral exam to evaluate your bite. Her findings, combined with your diagnostic records, allow her to decide if you could benefit from treatment. If you can, she’ll use the information to create a personalized treatment plan.

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Chat With the Doctor

Dr. Melanie will sit down with you and walk you through her diagnosis and the treatment options for you or your child. She’ll answer any questions you have and take as much time as necessary to ensure you feel informed and confident about any decisions. We’ll also fill you in on everything you need to know, including the cost of braces or clear aligners, the length of your treatment and our flexible financing options.

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Start Your Treatment!

We offer same-day starts to save you from having to make another trip to our office. If you’re ready to kick off your smile journey, you can get started on your treatment right after your exam.

Book A Free Consultation

Ready to get a sweet new smile with Rancho Santa Fe or San Diego Invisalign or braces treatment? Schedule your complimentary smile assessment today!


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