Hours and Appointments
We realize how important your time is and we make every attempt to remain on schedule. For your convenience, appointment times are available Monday through Thursday, 8 to 5 p.m. with the exception of the lunch hour, which is 12 to 1 p.m. The office is also open on Friday morning for administrative purposes only. During active orthodontic treatment, our patients are usually seen at regular intervals about four to six weeks apart for adjustments to their appliances. Once the appliances are in place, these visits usually take about 20 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. It may be difficult to reschedule an appointment with very short notice, since most appointments are made weeks in advance. Please try to provide us with at least 24 hours notice if you wish to reschedule an appointment. We understand fully that many of our patients are adolescents who wish to be seen after school. Our schedule has been designed for the convenience of our patients with very specific objectives.
- To accommodate patients at their appointed times
- To allow our communications throughout treatment to be as thorough as possible and as frequent as may be needed
- To minimize the need for excessive time away from school or work
With this in mind, we have designed a schedule whereby the vast majority of appointments can be scheduled during more desirable times, while longer or more involved procedures are performed during reserved times throughout the morning or early afternoon hours. By doing this, we do not reserve an entire afternoon for just one or two patients but rather, we can accommodate as many families as possible with after school appointments. If you prefer to come to the office during our quieter time, you may schedule your appointments during school hours.
Late or missed appointments
We realize that occasionally unforeseen circumstances could necessitate changing an appointment, or could cause you to overlook one. Our goal in rescheduling appointments is to keep treatment progressing and on time. We will do our best to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible. However, in order to avoid a delay in treatment, it may become necessary to reschedule a previous after-school or work appointment to a time during school or work hours. Missing appointments, waiting a month for late appointments or making numerous appointment changes could inevitably result in an extension of your treatment time.