PROGRESS OF THE FIRST VISIT
The first visit is probably the most important as a patient, as it should allow you to make an
In order to properly prepare for this visit, we strongly recommend that you visit our website where
we present the frequently asked questions of patients before they undertake orthodontic treatment.
This will allow you to better understand the implications of following orthodontic treatment and,
therefore, to be able to ask the right questions to Dr. Zilio at this first meeting.
Review & Planning
During your first appointment, Dr. Zilio will first have a discussion with you in order to have a
better understanding of the reason that prompts you to consult him. He will then be able to carry
out an in-depth examination of your teeth and your mouth. This examination will allow him to detect
the problems present as well as those that are likely to occur if no action is taken, then he will
be able to explain your situation to you.
Dr. Zilio will then present you the treatment options available, always considering your needs, your
expectations and your budget. This way, one or more treatment plans can be presented to you.
Dr. Zilio will tell you about the alternatives to treatment, and will bring to your attention
several elements that you need to consider when making your decision. These include:
* Planning the treatment over time and the steps it involves;
* The duration of each step and the treatment as a whole;
* The devices needed to achieve optimum results and their operation;
* The cooperation that will be expected of you as a patient.
This visit will also be an opportunity to proceed with the financial planning of your treatment. The
payment terms will be explained and you will receive an estimate for the insurance if you have
coverage for orthodontic treatments as a result of your visit.
THE FIRST VISIT: AN ESSENTIAL STEP
The first visit is obviously of paramount importance to the success of a treatment in
After this appointment, you will be able to make the best decision, respecting your expectations and
your budget, since you will have a better understanding of your situation and treatment plans that
will have been presented to you. In addition, all of the related information can be emailed to you
so that you can make an informed choice once you are at home.