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Your First Visit at Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls

Your first visit to our North Long Beach orthodontist is right around the corner – and we can’t wait to meet you in person!

We understand how intimidating it can be to arrive at a healthcare practice for the first time, so we want to help ease your mind. We’ll explain what you can expect at your first visit; that way, you will feel comfortable walking through our doors.

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What Can I Expect at My First Visit to Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls?

Before your visit, you can access your new patient paperwork on our website. Download and print the health and dental history forms and either email them or bring the completed forms to us on the day of your appointment. When you arrive at our office, you’ll be greeted by our friendly front office team.

Then, one of our dental assistants will take you into one of the exam rooms, where you’ll meet one of our orthodontic specialists. At this point, your North Long Beach orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and jaw joints. Then, they’ll have their assistant perform some diagnostic tests.


A dental assistant will take x-rays, which can include:

  • Panoramic x-rays
  • Periapical x-rays
  • Occlusal x-rays

They’ll also take photos of you smiling, not smiling, and exposing all your teeth (we’ll help with some special tools). The assistant will also take intraoral images and possibly impressions of your teeth for study models.

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Your Bixby Knolls orthodontist will review the diagnostic images and models to determine your diagnosis. Your orthodontist will create your custom treatment plan based on your diagnosis, dental needs, and personal goals and desires.

Your treatment plan will include recommended treatments, such as:

The treatment plan will also include an estimated timeline of treatment.

Scheduling and Payment Planning

Once your Bixby Knolls orthodontist has reviewed your treatment plan, answered your questions, and addressed your concerns, it’s time to talk with our front office team.

The front office staff will schedule all necessary appointments, including any referrals to maxillofacial surgeons if necessary.

Our team will also discuss your insurance coverage, payment options, and outside financing.

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Meeting Our Friendly Team

Our team is comprised of orthodontists, dentists, dental assistants, and our front office team. Every member of our team is kind, caring, and compassionate. We are dedicated to making sure every patient feels like an essential part of our extended dental family.

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Our orthodontists have years of experience helping patients of all ages achieve their dream smiles. They stay up-to-date on the latest tools, techniques, and technology to ensure they provide you with exceptional orthodontic care.

Our Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants are also well-trained and stay up-to-date with their training and education. They help our orthodontists serve our patients’ needs and help ensure patient comfort.

Our Front Office Team

The front office team is knowledgeable about all things related to dental insurance and dental procedure coding. They want to help you fully utilize your insurance benefits, so you pay less out-of-pocket costs. They’ll also work with you to create a payment plan that works with your budget so paying for orthodontic treatment doesn’t feel unattainable.

We Will Ensure You Have a Comfortable Visit

Our highest priority is your comfort. We want you to feel calm and comfortable when you enter our doors. We’ve designed our office with that in mind, using soothing colors and comfortable accommodations in our reception area. Our state-of-the-art treatment areas aren’t cold and clinical. They’re clean and inviting. When you visit Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls, you’ll be able to sit back, take a deep breath, and relax, knowing you’re in a safe, friendly, inviting space.

Are You Ready for Your First Orthodontic Visit with Our Bixby Knolls Orthodontist?

We can’t wait to meet you and your family and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you have questions about your appointment or the pre-appointment paperwork, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will walk you through everything you need to know about your first visit at Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls and are happy to answer any questions.

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We Look Forward to Helping You Achieve a Straighter, Healthier Smile

Contact us for more information about orthodontic care. Call Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls at (562) 414-5203 or complete our online contact form.

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