Patient Info

What to expect during your initial appointement

Your Initial appointment will consist of an examination by Dr. Praska to discuss potential treatment options. We know your time is valuable, so we reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include x-rays, photos and impressions for study models. We also reserve time to show you the x-rays and develop a treatment plan.

We encourage you to ask questions

  • Is treatment needed now?
  • What treatment procedures will be used?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

We will address these general questions and specific areas after analysis of diagnostic records.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your visit.

  • Any panoramic x-rays taken within the past 6 months
  • If you have orthodontic insurance please bring your insurance card.


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