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Our Patritto Orthodontics team wants you to feel comfortable and confident at your first orthodontic appointment in Ottumwa, Iowa. So, to help you, we are happy to tell you the steps involved in your visit.

When you come into our office and meet with your orthodontist, Dr. Dwayne Patritto, you can expect the following steps:

Step 1: To begin, your orthodontist will determine if you need treatment, and, if so, where to start. Your orthodontist will make this determination after taking a series of X-rays and photographs. When finished, he will give a diagnosis and explain the alignment issues you have.

Step 2: Next, he will make impressions of your teeth and jaws if you do indeed need treatment. These impressions will help determine an individualized treatment plan. Then, our team will review your insurance benefits and inform you of your financing options.

Step 3: Lastly, our team will describe the appliance your orthodontist recommends in detail. You will also receive a treatment time estimate.

Now that you know what will be involved in your first visit, you are ready for your appointment! For more information and details, please call 641-682-8143 today. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to talking with you!