Initial Exam

initial_examWhen you arrive at Saks Orthodontics, our kind and friendly staff will greet you and show you around the office so you can feel comfortable right from the start. They will take the necessary films and photos not provided by your general dentist or another dental specialist. The treatment coordinator will then provide you with some background information regarding our practice before they introduce you to Dr. Stephen Saks. The doctor will review all X-rays sent to us from offices as well as our own images. Following this, he will go over the medical and dental history form. Next, the clinical exam will start.
Once the doctor determines whether or not the patient is a candidate for treatment, an individualized treatment plan is developed. If necessary, additional diagnostic information is acquired. This includes diagnostic models, and any other required films. If possible. treatment fees and any applicable insurance coverage will be discussed.

If further study of your diagnostic records is needed, A consultation appointment will then be set up. Then Dr. Saks will further study the records and come up with a treatment plan to discuss with you at this appointment. If necessary, Dr. Saks will meet with your general dentist or other dental specialist to review treatment options prior to your consultation appointment.