New Orthodontic Patients

Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile.

We will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible.

Your First Visit

We love welcoming new patients to our West Bedford practice. At the initial consultation you will:

  • Meet our team
  • Receive a complete oral exam with X-rays
  • Receive a customized treatment plan
  • Be able to discuss financial information, insurance options, and payment plans

Scheduling Appointments

We will schedule your appointments at regular intervals and try to make them as convenient as possible.

We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know with some advance notice and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

New Patient Forms

We know that no one likes to spend extra time at a new practice looking up info and filling out forms. That’s why we invite patients to fill out our forms from the comfort of home. Simply fill out and submit the New Patient Form linked below.

Financial Information

Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best orthodontic care. 

If you have insurance that will be covering any portion of your orthodontic treatment, our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.

When to Start Treatment

The American and Canadian Associations of Orthodontists suggest an orthodontic checkup by age 7. Although only a few orthodontic problems need to be corrected at that age, an early exam allows the orthodontist to assess for an intercept any developing complications. 

Early intervention allows us to gently guide the teeth into the correct position while the child is still growing and developing. As well as setting the stage for a beautiful smile as an adult, this can help them avoid more complex and expensive treatment when they’re older.

Early interceptive treatment is usually begun after the four permanent upper and lower front teeth have erupted (ages 7-9).

Comprehensive treatment is usually begun after most or all of the adult teeth have erupted (ages vary by individual).

Problems to watch for
in growing children


An overjet is a type of malocclusion or “bad bite”, that occurs when the top front teeth stick out past the bottom teeth, leaving a horizontal gap between the top and bottom rows of teeth.

Open Bite

Open bite is one kind of malocclusion or “bad bite”: when the top and bottom teeth don’t touch each other when the mouth is fully closed, showing an opening between the top and bottom teeth.

Deep Bite

Open bite is one kind of malocclusion or “bad bite”: when the top and bottom teeth don’t touch each other when the mouth is fully closed, showing an opening between the top and bottom teeth.

Cross Bite

Rather than a proper bite, where the top teeth fit snugly over the bottom teeth with a very slight overbite, a crossbite or underbite occurs when the bottom teeth stick out past the top teeth, either in the front teeth or the back teeth.


The lower teeth biting in front of the upper teeth characterizes an underbite. An underbite is usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or a combination of the two (Class III relationship).


Dental crowding occurs when teeth have competed for space in the mouth and have grown improperly, causing teeth to be twisted and misaligned. Dental crowding is one common issue that arises when teeth don’t grow in properly aligned

Cost of Your Orthodontic Treatment

Transparent Pricing

The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on several factors. These include: the complexity of the case, the patient’s age, the type of appliances used, and the expected treatment duration. At your initial visit, our doctors will complete a thorough examination and design a custom-made treatment plan for you. We’ll make sure you understand what to expect in terms of the cost of the treatment.