What to Expect During Your First Visit

At Ridge Meadows Orthodontics in Maple Ridge, we want to make your first visit with us as comfortable, educational and easy as possible.

What Happens at Your First Visit to Ridge Meadows Orthodontics?

During the first consultation appointment with our team, you will meet with our new patient coordinator and one of our doctors, and have digital photographs taken.

After a complete review of your health and dental history, one of our orthodontists will examine you thoroughly to make an accurate assessment of your orthodontic treatment needs.

We will explain the orthodontic process, and present you with a video which demonstrates the various steps of evaluation and record taking.

We will then review your orthodontic treatment options, as well as the length of treatment and costs involved. Most importantly, we will address any questions or concerns you have.

Both the patient, and a parent of our younger patients (preferably both parents), should be present at this time, since we will discuss the responsibilities of all parties involved.

New Patient Forms

We ask that you take a few moments to download and complete our New Patient Form before your first visit. 

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What Exactly is Included in Your First Consultation?

  • Personal Orthodontic Consultation with our orthodontist(s)
  • Complete Review of Medical and Dental History
  • Facial Exam
  • Intraoral Exam
  • Gum Disease Screening
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Extra-Oral Pictures if indicated
  • Smile aesthetics analysis
  • Upper and lower jaw size analysis in three planes of space
  • Tooth eruption and sequence of eruption analysis
  • Bite Analysis Tooth crowding analysis
  • Jaw Joint Exam
  • Addressing of your primary concerns
  • Review of treatment options
  • Discuss the different types of braces or appliances for your particular case
  • Approximate length of treatment
  • Presentation of fees, interest-free monthly payments, and insurance inquiries

Interested in Invisalign?

For those of you interested in Invisalign clear braces in Maple Ridge, Dr. Couto will assess whether you are a candidate for this innovative treatment. 

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.