First & Second Visits


Getting Started With St. Louis Orthodontic Treatment

At Embrace Our World, we are dedicated to providing exceptional orthodontic treatment and compassionate care to patients of all ages. Through treatments like Invisalign Teen St. Louis, metal braces, and more—we create beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. If you’re a new patient or just getting started with us, you will begin with an initial visit that includes a thorough examination, and a follow-up visit that includes a detailed consultation regarding your personalized treatment plan. Keep reading to learn what to expect during your time with us.

Initial Visit (First Appointment)

At your first visit, we will take preliminary records (digital X-rays, photos and a digital scan for models) and examine your mouth to determine if you are a candidate for St. Louis orthodontic treatment. During this exam, we will look at your teeth, jaw, and bite alignment to identify if there are any issues present, and let you know if we anticipate any potential issues later down the road. After this thorough examination, a second appointment will be scheduled to discuss treatment options, your personal treatment plan, and any questions you have. 

Consultation Visit (Second Appointment)

During your second visit, we will explain to you the type of appliances—such as metal braces, clear braces, or Invisalign—that can be used to accomplish your treatment. We will give you an estimate of the time that it will take, along with the cost. Insurance coverage and payment plans will be discussed at this visit. There is no charge for your first or second visit. This consultation is the perfect time to discuss any questions or concerns you have related to St. Louis orthodontic treatment, your personal smile goals, or anything else.

Before your second visit, our skilled doctors will study all records taken at your first appointment and design an individualized treatment plan for you. When diagnosing your case, special consideration is given to achieving the best dental and facial results. Our treatment plans are designed to meet your needs, fit your lifestyle, and accommodate your budget. Depending on your orthodontic case, there may be a number of treatment options available to you. Treatments include:

  • Metal braces—As the most common form of St. Louis orthodontic treatment, metal braces are reliable, durable, and effective. Today’s braces are smaller and thinner, making them more appealing than ever.
  • Ceramic braces—Ceramic braces provide the same results as metal braces do, but with one extra benefit: their brackets are made with a tooth-colored material designed to blend in with the natural color of the teeth. This makes ceramic braces much less noticeable, an excellent option for patients who wish to avoid the cosmetic appearance of braces.
  • Invisalign—For those who want a straighter smile without having to wear braces, Invisalign is the perfect solution. This treatment is a series of clear, removable aligners that are placed over the surface of the teeth. When a patient has completed each set of aligners in their treatment, the smile will be perfectly aligned. Patients wearing Invisalign can continue to enjoy all of their favorite foods and drinks, brush and floss normally, and straighten their teeth without anyone noticing.
  • Invisalign Teen—Made specifically with teenagers in mind, Invisalign Teen St. Louis has extra features that help teens get the best results out of their treatment. Eruption tabs allow permanent teeth to continue to grow in, and compliance indicators let parents, orthodontists, and teens themselves know whether treatment is progressing properly.

Schedule Your First Appointment Today!

At Embrace Our World, we look forward to providing the superior care your family deserves. If you’re ready to transform your smile with Invisalign, metal braces, ceramic braces, or another of our treatments—contact us today, or book an appointment for your free initial exam! We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!