First Visit


Here at Fredericksburg Orthodontics, we are always excited to meet new patients and see how our team can help transform their smiles. Upon entering our office for the first time, you will be greeted with a smile and given the personalized care and attention you deserve. With a variety of treatment options, like clear braces and Invisalign®, our Fredericksburg orthodontist, Dr. Diana Almy, offers comprehensive care that is designed to fit perfectly into your lifestyle and personality.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Your first visit at our Fredericksburg orthodontic office will essentially be a “get acquainted” time where we will:

  • Gather personal and insurance information
  • Establish a medical and dental history. Please be sure to bring your insurance card with you to this appointment.
  • We will also perform an initial examination at this time that includes photographs for discussion purposes.

Not all first-time visitors require immediate orthodontic treatment. Dr. Almy might suggest that we wait until your child’s mouth and teeth develop a bit more before beginning orthodontic treatment. That way, we can start treatment at the most optimal time, ensuring the most effective and long-lasting results.

If treatment is indicated however, and Dr. Almy suggests starting at that time, we will set up an appointment for a complete diagnostic work-up, which will include impressions of the teeth and bite. Estimates of treatment length and the costs will also be discussed at this first visit.

What’s Next

Once the examination is completed, Dr. Almy will make recommendations as to how to proceed. We will prepare your personal treatment plan and arrange the appropriate appointments to begin your orthodontic care. We know that the communication is a big part of the success of orthodontic treatment, and we encourage you to ask any questions that you might have about the treatment plan, length of treatment or the costs at this time. We will also provide the time to answer your questions at all of your appointments throughout treatment.

If you have any questions about your first visit with us, please feel free to contact Fredericksburg Orthodontics, and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you. We proudly serve the families of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, VA with outstanding orthodontic care. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you smile!