Age of First Visit
While we certainly welcome patients of all ages to schedule a first visit to Hermanson Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should be performed at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7.
While the vast majority of children will not require any treatment at this age, early examination allows for early detection of a developing problem. Early detection allows us to correct some problems more effectively and less invasively at a younger age. When interceptive treatment is not indicated, we can monitor the patient’s dental development on a recall basis so that treatment can be started at the appropriate time.
What to Expect
The first appointment is the “get acquainted” visit. One of our assistants will welcome you back to our treatment area where she will give you a brief tour of the office. Diagnostic digital photographs will be taken and Dr. Hermanson will complete an orthodontic exam to determine if orthodontic treatment is indicated. He will provide an explanation of the preliminary findings and discuss the treatment options available to correct any problems that may exist. Any questions you have will be answered by the doctor at this time.
If treatment is indicated, a complete set of orthodontic records (diagnostic photos, study models, x-rays, comprehensive exam) will be needed. In some cases, all of the necessary information can be obtained at the initial visit and a formal consultation appointment will be scheduled.
To schedule your first visit, please call us at 641-752-6458 or 800-542-5024. We look forward to your call!
Please call us at 641-752-6458 or 800-542-5024 to schedule an appointment. If for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.
Insurance and Billing
We work with all insurance companies, including Delta Dental, to make sure you receive the maximum allowable benefit for services provided in our office. Please bring your dental insurance card with you to ensure accurate filing of your claim.
We strive to find a form of payment that works best for you. A variety of payment options are available to meet your financial needs. We offer a no-interest “in house” office payment plan as well as CareCredit® and Springstone treatment financing. If you choose to pay for your treatment in full, you will receive a special discount on your fee. For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express for payment of services.