Your first visit to our office will be a complimentary orthodontic exam. During this appointment the staff will get an idea of what you would like to change about your smile. Then Dr. Alkire will do an exam and with the information gathered will determine if you are ready for braces and will decide on a specific treatment plan for your unique orthodontic needs. During this visit the doctor will review your treatment plan with you, answer your questions and set up the necessary appointments to begin your orthodontic treatment. A financial arrangement designed for your personal needs and abilities will be made and insurance benefits will also be reviewed.
If treatment is indicated, the next step will be to take diagnostic records, which include impressions, photographs, and radiographs.
Impressions are required to obtain accurate study models of your teeth so we can measure their distance in relation to each other. Photographs and radiographs are taken to help determine where to move each tooth during treatment.
About one week after your records appointment you will come in to get your braces on. Once your braces are on we will see you every 4-6 weeks for routine adjustments.
Dr. John Alkire
837 Landa Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Emergency Phone: (830)387-8088
Please call this number if you have a true orthodontic emergency Thursday after 4 pm thru Sunday.
Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Lunch Hours 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Lunch Hours 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am to 5:00pm Lunch Hours 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 4:00pm Lunch Hours 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday: 8:00am - 11:00am / 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 12:00pm / 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 11:00am / 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 11:00am / 1:15pm - 2:00pm
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