Common Questions


First Visit


We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-60 minute visit will give us insights into your orthodontic needs. We may at this time take diagnostic records. The records may include photos, X-rays and impressions for study models.


During the initial examination, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment, as well as any additional questions you may have.


Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?

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?

Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?

How long will treatment take?

How much will it cost?

What are my payment options?

Prior to you first visit, you will receive a packet of information including a health history form. Please complete the form and bring it to your first appointment.





Dr. Alan V. Reed   |   920 East Cloud Ave.   |   Salina, KS 67401   |   (785) 825-7286 Office   |   (800) 597-5094 Toll-Free