Hutta Orthodontic Specialists is a family-run practice, and we are excited for you to become part of our smile family! We know there are many orthodontists in the Columbus area, and we appreciate your trust in our experts, team, and office.

First Visit
What to Expect at Your First Visit

 What to Expect at Your First Visit

When you step through our doors, we will meet you and introduce you to our team. Starting with your first visit, our friendly staff will keep you comfortable and informed throughout your entire orthodontic journey. Our Treatment Coordinator will take you on a tour of our office. You’ll see our beautiful facility, witness our team at work, and visit our diagnostic records room where we perform digital X-rays.

Before your initial exam begins, we will request current panoramic X-rays from your general dentist. If necessary, we will update them with our advanced digital X-rays, which use less radiation than traditional X-rays.

During your one-hour complimentary exam, the Treatment Coordinator will review your health history, update your X-rays if needed, take digital diagnostic photographs, and brief your orthodontist on your smile before they thoroughly examine you. Then, Dr. J. Lawrence Hutta will meet with you, take dental measurements, carefully analyze your diagnostic records, and walk you through your treatment options. As always, our orthodontists are happy to answer questions or discuss any concerns you may have. For our experts, no question is too big or small.

Based on your unique needs, goals, and anatomy, our orthodontists will create a comprehensive plan tailored just for you. If you are eager to begin treatment, we can save you the hassle of an additional appointment by completing your first steps that day. Before you go, we will also provide you with a detailed financial estimate, including a review of your insurance benefits and options for treatment timelines and payment. We believe that cost should never be a barrier to a confident, healthy smile. Working with you, we’ll help you maximize any flex spending or health savings benefits you have and provide plenty of financing options.

After your complimentary initial exam, your doctor will also outline their findings and what they recommend for treatment. We will send this information in a letter to you, your general dentist, and any other dental specialists who may be involved with your care.

During every visit, our goal is to make patients feel at home. We hope your complimentary initial appointment is the first step in your smile journey here at Hutta Orthodontic Specialists.

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