First Visit


Each Smile Begins with a Consultation !

We are always excited about meeting new patients! Your initial appointment with Dr. Gochnour, which is FREE, will include a thorough examination, digital photos and a discussion of potential treatment options.

During the initial examination, Dr. Gochnour will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment.

  • Is there a need for orthodontic treatment?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

We can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination. Then, additional records like digital X-rays and photographs are taken to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

What happens next?

You are one step closer to having the smile you've dreamed of! Once we have records we can discuss which  treatment option is right for you. Our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the recommended treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Your questions about financial arrangements and insurance benefits will also be answered. Afterwards, if you're ready, we will help you schedule your first appointment. 

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

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months and where it was taken.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, please complete and submit the Health History/Insurance form and bring a copy of your insurance card to your appointment.
  • If you have a Flex Plan, please tell us so we can help you maximize your benefit.
  • By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.
  • Click Here to Request a FREE First Visit or call us at 608-271-9293.