You can be confident in your decision to choose Dr. Steckel as your family’s orthodontist. Dr. Steckel is committed to providing the most advanced orthodontic treatment in our comfortable orthodontic office.
Your first visit
At your first visit to our office, please say hi to our receptionists Kayla and Joanna when they welcome you. Please have your patient information form ready and completed so we can begin your visit without delay.
Dr. Steckel will meet with you and complete a thorough examination to determine if orthodontic treatment is appropriate for you at this time. Complete diagnostic records and X-rays are an important source of information to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
Every patient’s treatment plan is individualized by Dr. Steckel. Our practice offers state-of the-art technology, including digital X-rays and photography. Your consultation includes a review of all available options and the appropriate timing for your orthodontic treatment. Detailed information on the fee will also be presented.
Beginning treatment and beyond
Your appointment when your aligners, braces, or other appliances are placed is scheduled to allow ample time for proper fitting and home care instructions. You’ll then see us at regular intervals two to 12 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes.
With the recent advances in treatment options that Dr. Steckel has incorporated, our patients have fewer visits and shorter treatment times. Our regular office hours are Mondays by appointment, and Tuesday-Thursday. All patient appointments are scheduled to ensure proper care.
We make every effort to be on time, AND this is a frequent compliment we receive. We are proud of it! If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency. Each step in your orthodontic plan is important, so please attend your appointments as scheduled!
No walk-ins, please.