Your First Visit

Free Initial Evaluation – A dentist referral is NOT required

At your first visit we will identify your orthodontic needs and discuss treatment options.  

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Completed new patient forms.  You can submit or print them out online here or request them to be mailed to you.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring in the ID cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
  • Any x-rays (if applicable).
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) If for some reason you cannot make it to your appointment, please contact our office at 603-924-3040. By doing so you allow another patient to use that time as well as reschedule your appointment.  If it is after hours leave your name and number and a brief message on our answering machine and we will return your call in the morning.

Diagnostic Records & Treatment Planning

If it is determined that treatment is indicated, you will be scheduled for diagnostic records.  These records usually consist of study models, photographs and orthodontic x-rays.  Dr. Gosalia will review the records and determine a specific treatment plan for your orthodontic needs. Then, our treatment coordinator, Korri, will discuss your insurance coverage and financing options with you.  Korri will then set up the necessary appointments to begin your orthodontic treatment and set up financial arrangements for you.

Successive Visits

Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 4 to 8 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces. During this time, you will need to keep appointments, follow instructions, eat nutritiously and practice good oral hygiene. Also continue to visit your dentist regularly. Once your braces are removed, retainers will be given to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums and muscles adapt.

Length of Treatment

Braces may be on between 6 months to 30 months or longer depending on the age of the patient, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation and the degree of movement possible.

Dental Care

Before any orthodontic treatment, your family dentist should make certain that all cavities have been treated and the health of your gums and underlying bone are free of periodontal disease. Your family dentist should also schedule cleaning and cavity checkup visits during your orthodontic care. We would like to reinforce the need to keep your regular visits with your family dentist because we are only an aid to your family dentist and not a replacement. Please contact our office at 603-924-3040 if you have any questions. The timing of your treatment is very important. You or your child may or may not be ready for treatment. Therefore, a consultation will allow us to better understand your needs.