First Visit

Your first visit will consist of a visual examination and an explanation of the orthodontic problems and their possible solutions. A preliminary quote of fees and the time involved will be provided. The patient may be placed on a recall follow-up visit if no treatment is necessary at that particular time.

The second appointment will involve obtaining necessary orthodontic records in order to make the final diagnosis and treatment plan. These may be combined with the first appointment if the responsible party is definitely ready to begin treatment and if time permits on our schedule. We ask that the fee for the records be paid at the time the records are taken to cover expenses involved in working up the orthodontic case.

The third appointment will be for case presentation and any responsible parties are invited to attend. A more thorough discussion of the case and a final treatment plan and treatment fee will be discussed. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have at this time. The patient (if school age) need not be present at this appointment although he/she is welcome. You will also be meeting with one of the assistants at this appointment in order to finalize financial arrangements and obtain informed consent. Please ask Dr. Daire if you have any questions regarding risks or limitations of orthodontic treatment before signing the informed consent form.

You are encouraged to bring any applicable insurance forms at this appointment and we will be happy to assist you in every way possible in obtaining your orthodontic benefits. Although we are happy to assist you with your insurance, it is very important you realize that our financial arrangements are made with you and that you are ultimately responsible for all fees involved in the case. The receptionist has office policies that must be followed regarding insurance and we ask for your patience and cooperation in these matters.

John C. Daire, D.D.S. | Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

  • Lafayette Office - 858 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Suite A, Lafayette, LA 70508 Phone: (337) 291-9141 Fax: (337) 291-9495
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