During your first visit or initial orthodontic consultation, we will evaluate the type of care that may be best for you and discuss our affordable options.
Before braces are placed, patients must visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary fillings. Patients should visit the dentist every six months for a thorough examination and cleaning. Before each orthodontic appointment, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth.
Treatment may last from 18 to 30 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled from 4 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.
Your appointments are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Our staff makes every effort to accommodate each patient’s schedule. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, we alternate morning and afternoon appointments. A 24 hour notice is required to cancel an orthodontic appointment.
Dr. Martisius and the staff at Louisiana Orthodontic Specialists always encourage patients to ask questions about their orthodontic treatment and we always welcome parents to be present during each appointment. Written correspondence is given to our patients during most appointments. If a parent is not present during an appointment, the child will be given these documents. Please make sure that you receive and review any pertinent information.
New Patient Forms
For your convenience, our new patient forms are available for you to download and complete prior to your consultation appointment.
Louisiana Orthodontics Specialists
5000 Forsythe Bypass, Suite 116
Monroe, LA 71201