Your first visit to our office will be a courtesy exam for you or your child. The Dr. Hurst will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. A complimentary panoramic image will be taken to aid Dr. Hurst in making his preliminary diagnosis.
Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll sit down with you to discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You’ll understand everything you need to know to proceed with treatment.
After your complimentary exam, if treatment is recommended, we’ll be ready to schedule the appointment to get the new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.) placed. Getting appliances placed usually takes one to two hours.
Complete diagnostic records typically including study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and imaging are taken at this appointment. This information is used to develop an individual treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
You’ll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which normally takes about 20 to 30 minutes. We do provide appointments in the early morning and evening hours. We do our very best to limit appointments scheduled during school or work hours.
Should you have an emergency after hours or on weekends, one of our team members is available.
Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.
Brent Hurst, D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontics
2515 PioPico Drive, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
|Monday||noon to 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am to noon|
|Friday||9:00am to noon|
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