How do I fit orthodontics into my busy schedule?
Most people seeking orthodontic treatment have other important obligations during the day, usually involving work or school. When active orthodontic treatment begins, each patient is seen every few weeks and some of these appointments may conflict with work or school schedules. For your convenience we are open until 6:00 most days to allow you to better fit appointments around your schedule.
We have devoted considerable time and effort into designing our scheduling system. We have three goals for each appointment: First, we want to see you on time for your appointment. Second, we want to have adequate time during each appointment to complete the necessary procedures. Third, we wish to answer questions and update your treatment progress.
Emergencies, longer appointments and repairs, which are few in number, are scheduled during our morning and early afternoon hours. In this way, after school appointments will accommodate as many families as possible. If you should ever wish to come to our office during a quieter time, please ask to schedule an appointment during morning hours.
Some appointments are short. During your treatment, there are times when the adjustments are completed quickly even though they may be quite technical. We have tried to design treatment methods that limit your inconvenience.
Because the schedule is carefully crafted, your late arrival can pose a problem. In fairness to other scheduled patients, should you arrive late, we may find it necessary to reschedule your appointment.
We ask for at least 48 hours notice to reschedule an appointment, as we have set aside time to accommodate your specific needs. Missed appointments or numerous appointment changes will inevitably result in an extension of your treatment time and could result in additional charges. Our goal in rescheduling appointments is to keep your treatment progressing and on time. Waiting for a convenient after school appointment can delay treatment.