New Patient Exam and Forms

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When you’re ready to get started on the path to your new, perfect smile, so are we! Creating new smiles is what we do, and we’ve already helped countless of patients get their new smiles from Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach and beyond. We utilize the most advanced orthodontic treatments available, and put it in the hands of Dr. Harner and his experienced orthodontic staff, to provide you with the best in orthodontic care. We are always excited to meet new patients at their first appointment and welcome them into our family of happy patients.

What To Expect During Your First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination of your current oral health and smile, so we can determine what is needed to give you that perfect new smile. After the examination is completed, you and Dr. Harner will discuss your potential treatment options, whether that’s braces, Invisalign, or other treatments. Since this first appointment is the starting point of your smile transformation, it will take about 60 minutes. Also, to expedite your treatment moving forward, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records, such as x-ray, photos, and impressions necessary for your treatment plan. Taking these records will take about an additional 30 minutes.

During the initial discussing about your personal treatment plan, we will cover the following frequently asked questions about orthodontic treatment:

  • Do I have a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should it be delayed (Due to necessary growth, tooth eruption, or other factors).
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of your diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze your specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to a better smile for you.

If you have any other questions about your treatment plan, we encourage you to ask, since we want you to have a clear understanding of your treatment before you leave our office.

What To Bring With You To Your First Visit

In order to do a full examination please assist us by bringing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

New Patient Forms

You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the desired form, then bring it to your appointment.

We Look Forward To Meeting You!

If you have any questions about your first visit with us or are looking to schedule your first appointment, just contact us at our local Huntington Beach office. You can give us a call at (714) 842-9933, email us at info@harnerorthodontics.com, or use our simple online appointment request form. We look forward to getting you started on the path to a new, brighter smile.