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Virtual Consultations at Orthodontic Specialists

Starting Your Virtual Consultation

Would you like to know some information about your treatment options within 24 hours? We can begin sharing information before your initial visit! This simple system will allow the doctor to review a few pictures of your teeth, give you an idea of what may be necessary, and allow our staff to share with you general fee information before you arrive! This way you can begin the process of learning about your options immediately and eliminate the paperwork required!

To get started, you can call or text our offices with your request for consultation. One of our amazing treatment coordinators will then reach out to you to gather some information and send you a link, along with instructions, to complete your complimentary virtual consultation. It’s that easy!

Submitting Your Virtual Consultation

You should have received a link to access your virtual consultation. When you click on it, a small screen will appear guiding you on how to complete the consultation. Once you have answered a few quick questions, you will be prompted to take and submit 5 photos similar to the ones shown below. To maximize the effectiveness of this virtual consultation, please try your best to match your photos to the photos provided on the right side of this page:

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Start your FREE smile assessment

Take 5 selfies!

Get ready to take the first step towards your perfect smile! To get started, grab your iPhone or Android and in just five minutes, you can complete a series of five selfies that will kickstart your Virtual Smile Assessment. Powered by Smile Snap, a renowned tech leader in orthodontics, this complimentary online tool is endorsed by our Doctors and the American Association of Orthodontists. Trust us, it’s a fun and hassle-free experience!

The true advantage of the Virtual Smile Assessment is that it saves you time and lets you stay in the comfort of your own home! Our Doctors will carefully assess your photos and, within 24 hours, send you an email with a preliminary treatment plan tailored to your smile goals, along with a general cost estimate for your new smile!

When you’re ready for more detailed information, we invite you to take the next step: Our professional New Patient Coordinator will schedule an in-office consultation with the Doctors and our trained and talented Treatment Coordinators.

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In-Office Consultation

During your consultation, you will be given the chance to explore our state-of-the-art office, connect with our team, and most importantly meet our certified specialists– Drs. Mike and Emily! This complimentary exam will not only allow you to gain valuable insights about orthodontics, but also assist you in determining the best treatment option that meet your goals and desires.

During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical histories.
  • Perform a complete oral exam, which includes x-rays and photos, to determine if treatment is necessary.
  • Take you on a “tour of your mouth” by reviewing all of the photos and x-rays with you.
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans to best fit your budget.

Our Doctors will provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is best suited for you!  Our Treatment Coordinators will then follow up to answer any questions and create a payment plan that best suits your preferences.

Please email us at [email protected] or text us at 219-365-2323 to schedule your COMPLIMENTARY initial consultation.

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what's next?

What Happens After Your Initial Consultation?

Congratulations! You’re now one major step closer to achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. After completing your initial consultation, we’ll promptly schedule your first appointment where our Doctors will carefully and skillfully place your brand-new orthodontic appliance. This appointment typically lasts around an hour and our team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort every step of the way.

Cellphone showing a picture of the front side of a person's teeth.
Photo #1:

Let’s warm up with a head-on selfie. Bite down on your back teeth and smile as wide as you can! 

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Photo #2:

Next up, we need to see your smile from the left side. Still biting down on your back teeth, pull your cheek back either with your fingers or using a spoon.

Cellphone showing a picture of the right side of a person's teeth.
Photo #3:

Let’s try the same shot, this time from the right. Make sure you’re biting down on your back teeth!

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Photo #4:

Let’s try the same shNext up, we need to see your upper teeth from below. Open wide! You may want to enlist the help of a friend for this one.
ot, this time from the right. Make sure you’re biting down on your back teeth!

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Almost done: just one shot left! This time, we need to see your lower teeth.