Office Visits

Complimentary Exam

Your first visit to our office will be a complimentary exam for you and/or your child. 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 Dr. Hurst has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we will sit down with you to discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long treatment will take, and estimate the cost of treatment. You will understand everything you need to know to proceed with treatment.

After your complimentary exam, if treatment is recommended, we will 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 an x-ray, photos of the face and teeth, and imaging are taken at this appointment as well. 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 your teeth move under orthodontic care.

Regular Appointments

You will see us at regular intervals, six to eight weeks apart, for adjustments, which normally takes about 20 to 30 minutes. We do provide appointments in the early morning and early evening hours on specific days. We do our very best to limit appointments during school or work hours to best accommodate your schedule.

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.

Office Location

Brent Hurst, D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontics
2515 PioPico Drive, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone:(760) 729-8101

For a map or driving directions from a specific location, click here.

Financial Information

The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. During your visit we will discuss the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment plan options so that you are able to make the best choice for you and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.


Our administrative team is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider and make sure you understand your insurance benefits.


Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible CareCredit card and logo for you to receive the best care whenever you need it.

Hurst Orthodontics offers financing through CareCredit, enabling you to pay for out-of-pocket dental expenses for you and your family’s dental care. Once you have been approved for CareCredit, you can use it to cover dental treatment costs not covered by insurance. CareCredit extends special financing options that you may not always be able to get using your Visa or Mastercard.

CareCredit makes it easy for you to afford any of the dental treatments you or your family need with no interest financing and low, affordable monthly payment plans. Additionally, you can use CareCredit at any healthcare provider who accepts it.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or payment options. Also, please let us know how we can help to make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one.