Your First Visit to Austin Orthodontics

Your first visit to Austin Orthodontics in Santa Monica is a chance for you to meet the doctor Austin and his staff, tour the office and learn more about the treatment and services offered.

Complimentary Consultation

Your first visit starts with an initial complimentary consultation. Diagnostic digital records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic digital records typically include:

  • Medical and Dental History
  • Clinical Examination
  • Digital Impressions for Study Models of the Teeth
  • Intraoral and Extraoral photos of the face and teeth
  • Digital Orthodontic Radiographs

Custom Treatment Plan

This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of your treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care. Dr. Austin will review your radiographs and models to confirm his examination findings. He will develop a complete diagnostic work-up and treatment plan to fit your specific needs. After the records have been reviewed by Dr. Austin a second consultation may be requested held to further answer your questions or problems.

Thorough Examination

You should plan to spend at least an hour so that Dr. Austin has enough time to do a thorough examination and answer any questions you may have which might include:

  • Can orthodontic treatment benefit me (or my child)?
  • How long do you expect treatment should take?
  • What general procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Are any options available (or recommended) for my treatment?
  • Should I get treatment now, or is it better to wait?
  • Will tooth extraction be necessary?
  • How much does treatment cost? Are payment plans available?
  • What does my insurance cover?

If you are not currently in need of orthodontic care, Dr. Austin may suggest a follow up examination in future months. Dr. Austin will automatically send you an e-mail or text reminder as the suggested date approaches.

Understanding Your Treatment Options

When you leave our Santa Monica office, you will have a better understanding of how Dr. Austin can help you get the best possible smile. Our goal is to provide you with quality personalized care. We look forward to discussing your orthodontic needs!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call Austin Orthodontics in Santa Monica at (310) 393-8233 or Email us at