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Complimentary Consultation

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 same-day bonding is desired, please let us know while scheduling your consultation appointment.

Records / Bonding Appointment

If treatment is indicated, the next step will be to take diagnostic records and bond braces.  Diagnostic records include a digital scan of the teeth, photographs, radiographs, and impressions, if an appliance is required.

Digital scans are required to obtain accurate study models of your teeth so we can measure their distance from one another. Photographs and radiographs are taken to help determine where to move each tooth during treatment.

Regular Appointments

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 four to six weeks for routine adjustments.

Office Location

Dr. John Alkire

3017 Independence Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Phone: (830) 620-7111


Please call this number if you have an orthodontic emergency, Thursday after 4 pm thru Sunday.

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Lunch Hours 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Lunch Hours 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am to 5:00pm Lunch Hours 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 4:00pm Lunch Hours 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 11:00am

Emergency Hours:
Monday: 8:00am to 11:00am / 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 12:00pm / 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am to 12:00pm / 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 12:00pm / 2:15pm to 3:00pm

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our new braunfels orthodontic office
3017 Independence Dr
New Braunfels, TX 78132
(830) 620-7111
Mon 8:00am to 5:00pm Tue 8:00am to 5:00pm Wed 7:30am to 5:00pm Thu 7:30am to 4:00pm Fri 8:30am to 11:00am