First Visit

First Visit

Quality Orthodontic Treatment in Knoxville, TN

Your first orthodontic appointment.

At Myers Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile that they feel proud of in every situation.That's why Dr. Myers and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work with our patients closely to design comprehensive, personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit our patients' unique needs and lifestyles. We believe orthodontic treatment is an investment in your best asset – your smile – and it all starts with your first visit.


Your First Appointment

Your first appointment with us is an exciting time, as it’s the first step on the journey towards a beautiful new smile. During your first appointment, we'll take some time to get to know each other, perform a thorough evaluation of your orthodontic conditions, and discuss potential treatment options available to you. You should expect the appointment to take around an hour, which ensures you'll never feel rushed and we'll have enough time to answer any questions you may have. After meeting with a receptionist when you first arrive, we'll take down some necessary information – then it's time for your evaluation.


Your Orthodontic Evaluation

We'll take a number of measurements and diagnostic information at your initial appointment, and we'll start with taking photographs and x-rays of your teeth. These let us understand the positioning and orientation of your teeth, also giving us a look at the tooth roots below the gum line. We may also create an impression (mold) of your teeth, which gives us a physical model on which to base our diagnosis and treatment plan.


After finishing with measurements, we'll begin your orthodontic exam. During this exam, Dr. Myers will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jaws, looking for any current or potential orthodontic problems you may have. In addition to examining the mouth, he may also ask questions about your teeth and jaws. After the exam, we'll review all of your diagnostic information to create a preliminary diagnosis and recommend treatment options.


Orthodontic Treatment Options

After your exam, we'll go over the findings of your diagnostic materials and discuss any potential treatment options. While some patients may be lucky enough to never need braces, for most patients, we'll recommend some form of orthodontic treatment. We're proud to offer a wide variety of treatments at our office, and we'll talk with you about the benefits of each treatment and help you decide which is best for your unique case. We'll also use this time to answer any questions you may have, and during the discussion, we'll try to cover the following points:

  • Do you need orthodontic treatment?

  • What options are available to you?

  • Is now the best time for treatment, or should we wait and monitor your teeth for the ideal time?

  • Will we need to extract a tooth?

  • What will treatment cost? What are your financial options?

  • How long will treatment last?


Contact Your Knoxville, TN Orthodontist

After your first appointment, you'll have a thorough understanding of your orthodontic condition and what steps can be taken to treat it. We'll work with you closely through the entire orthodontic treatment process, providing detailed information and instructions through every step fo the process. If you have any questions about orthodontic treatment or want to schedule your complimentary consultation, we'd be thrilled to speak with you. Feel free to call us at (865) 687-6560 with any questions, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment at either of our Knoxville, TN offices, you may do so using our easy online form or by reaching out to us at our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you, and we're excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!