Des Moines, IA 50321
Knoxville, IA 50138
Pleasantville, IA 50225
Information for New Patients
Our goal is to provide our patients with quality service in a friendly and professional environment. We believe that once you have visited our office you will feel not only confident about your orthodontic experience, but also that you will come to appreciate the difference our practice offers with regard to your comfort and enjoyment throughout your treatment. We have a beautiful facility, designed with you in mind. One visit and we think you’ll be hooked!
Because effective communication between our staff and you and your family will make your experience with us more enjoyable, we have listed what you can expect in the way of appointment types, as well as the length of those appointments.
- Initial Exam Appointments (30 minutes) are the first chance the doctor has to meet with you. This appointment is designed to give you the time and consideration necessary to ensure that you have a clear picture of your personal orthodontic situation, and the treatment options available to you. You may complete your New Patient forms by clicking the button below.
New Patient Forms
- Record Appointments (30-45 minutes) are used to make beginning records including photographs, X-rays, and impressions (models of the mouth). After this information is gathered, it is used by Dr. Willham or Foster to complete a specific treatment plan for each patient.
- Progress Appointments (15 to 20 minutes) are scheduled every 4 to 7 weeks during the active phase of your treatment. These appointments allow Dr. Willham or Foster to monitor your progress and make the necessary changes to your arch wires and fixed appliances that keep you moving along the road to a healthy beautiful smile.
- Retention Appointments (15 to 20 minutes) are scheduled 10 to 18 weeks apart or longer, depending on your specific situation. It is important that you bring your retainer to these appointments so that the Doctors can check the fit of your appliance as well as its condition.
We look forward to making this a positive experience for you. If you ever have any questions or concerns we encourage you to speak with one of our qualified staff for assistance.