You’ll find all the information for new patients you’ll need here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your first visit or treatment, please call us. We’re here to help you.

Your first visit – with a preview of what your naturally beautiful smile will look like

Dr. Calkins and her friendly, helpful team always enjoy meeting new patients. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We’ll cover the basics of orthodontic treatment and encourage you to ask questions.
Here are some of the questions that we’ll answer:

To expedite treatment, we may also take time to prepare your diagnostic records. The records can include:
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Digital photography
Digital Impression Systems
Doppler Auscultation
These diagnostic records are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. As part of these procedures, Dr. Calkins can provide a preview of the naturally beautiful results you can expect.
We’ll be able to address your treatment needs more specifically after careful analysis of your diagnostic records. We’ll schedule a second visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. This in-depth diagnosis and planning lead to superior results – and higher patient satisfaction. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of your specific needs, what your treatment will consist of, and how long it will take.
Please assist us by providing the following information at your first visit:

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about your diagnosis and our recommendations. By working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve the beautifully natural smile you were meant to have.

Appointment Cancellation Policy

You may reschedule your appointment with advance notice. But any appointments canceled within 24-hour of the scheduled time will be subject to $60 cancelation fee.

Financial Information

We wish to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment.
To meet your needs, we offer a variety of payment options. Our office accepts most insurance plans and payment by cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also offer financing options customized to our patients’ needs. If you have any questions about financing or payment, just ask. We’ll explain your choices clearly and work hard to accommodate your needs.


Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.

Many insurance policies cover orthodontic care. Since Insurance policies vary, we’ll be happy to review your insurance to determine what’s best for you. When you’re treatment starts, we’ll file your claims.
To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance portion of our questionnaire.
If your benefits change during the course of treatment, we’ll let you know. The financially responsible family member is accountable for all charges.


Admit it. You think all orthodontic offices are the same. Most are. We aren’t. We believe your experience should be something special.

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