Do you charge for an initial visit?
No. As a courtesy to you and your family dentist, we will always discuss the feasibility of orthodontic treatment without charging a fee.
How long will the first visit take?
The first visit is scheduled for 75 minutes. At this initial appointment, Dr. Wilke will be evaluating your orthodontic needs as well as addressing any questions or concerns you may have about treatment. We will also take an x-ray and photographs to help us better diagnose your individual case. If you had recent x-rays taken, we will obtain copies from your dentist.
Do you have any adult patients?
Absolutely. A large percentage of our patients are adults. New cosmetic appliances are making adult treatment much more comfortable and convenient.
What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
An orthodontist is a general dentist that has completed a 2 year orthodontic residency program after dental school, resulting in a specialty certificate. Dr. Wilke limits his practice to straightening teeth and correcting dentofacial problems.
Can I make all my appointments in the afternoon after school and late in the day?
In order to have early and late appointments available for the majority of patients, some procedures need to be accomplished during the hours of 9 and 3. We will do our best to work with your schedules and accommodate your family's needs.
Can we make payments?
Yes. Whether or not you have insurance or a dental plan, in most cases we can structure a convenient payment plan that will allow you to pay for necessary services over a period of time.
Do you give family courtesies?
Depending on the type of treatment indicated we have special programs and fees for multiple patients from the same family.