Getting Started

Want to get on the path to a beautiful new smile? Here’s what you need to know:

  1. First, you need to schedule your initial appointment. You can give us a call, or you can schedule your free consultation online.

  2. Fill out our simple online forms before your first visit. This will save you time when you are in the office and allow us to do a complimentary insurance benefits check before you arrive at your appointment.

  3. Come in for your complimentary Smile and Bite Assessment with Dr. Housewright and meet the amazing Inspire Smile Team.

  4. If treatment is needed, we can get you started the same day, saving you from missing additional school or work. We know how busy you are, and we would like to help make starting treatment as easy and convenient as possible.

Your First Visit

We look forward to your first visit to our office! During this time, we will help you get acquainted with and learn about your orthodontic treatment options. We understand that each patient's orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise you the personal attention you deserve. Your initial examination and a discussion of your potential treatment options allows you and the orthodontist to determine if this is the right time to begin treatment.

During your first visit, we will cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • 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?

After evaluating your records, we conduct a treatment consultation to explain your orthodontic treatment in detail. We provide a complete clinical diagnosis, a written summary of the findings and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both the patient and parents, and as such, we provide ample time to answer your questions.

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!