What to Expect at
Your First Visit
At Westside Orthodontic Centre, we are always thrilled when new patients come through our doors for the first time. Your first visit with us will consist of a thorough (no charge) examination and xray followed by a discussion of potential treatment options and a written estimate of fees. This appointment will be approximately 30 minutes in length and we encourage you to ask questions!
Your next visit is called diagnostic records, this includes X-rays, photos and 3D digital scans and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.
During the initial examination for each patient, Dr. Stewart will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.
Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred?
What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
How long will treatment take?
How much will it cost?
What are my payment options?
While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records.
Once Dr. Stewart has analyzed your diagnostic records, your individual treatment plan will be presented to you by our treatment coordinators. Your orthodontic plan will be explained, financial arrangements made and all your questions answered.
We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will cost and how long it will take. This appointment will take approximately 30 minutes.
We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!
Ready to become a patient?
Call 250-768-5573 or use the form below to book an appointment
Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am to 3:00pm