First Visit

Learn More About Your First Visit 

Welcome to our office! Upon your arrival you will be greeted by one of our scheduling coordinators.

Also, at this time they will ask you for the patient information forms that you received in the mail prior to coming into the office.

A panoramic x-ray and photographs will be taken by our records technician. Our treatment coordinator will take you on a brief tour of our office and then escort you to the examination room to meet with Dr. Dulaney.

The initial appointment is a preliminary examination to determine if there is a need for orthodontic treatment. We understand that each patient comes to our office with different needs and expectations about orthodontics. That’s why we’ve set aside special time during your first visit to get to know one another and discuss your questions and concerns. This visit is complimentary.

Please allow one hour for your first visit. If treatment is indicated, additional diagnostic records may be done the same day or at a subsequent appointment. This work-up will enable Dr. Dulaney to specifically determine your treatment needs. Braces will usually be placed at the next appointment.

We will also be happy to review the financial aspect of your care. Though fees will vary based on individual cases, we offer a variety of affordable payment options. In order to assist you in receiving your maximum orthodontic insurance benefit, our business coordinator will be happy to work with you in processing and submitting your claim.

For our younger patients who may require little or no treatment at the present time, a careful evaluation should nevertheless be made. Dr. Dulaney will check the overall skeletal growth and dental eruption pattern. In some cases, limited interceptive treatment may be indicated or Dr. Dulaney may prefer to wait for more development and growth before starting with full orthodontic treatment.

Office Locations

  • Big Rapids
  • 900 Water Tower
  • Big Rapids, MI
  • 49307
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  • Call: 231.796.3388
  • Fremont
  • 224 South Weaver Ave.
  • Fremont, MI
  • 49412
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: 231.924.4320