Your First Visit

At BauerHite Orthodontic Specialists, we treat all orthodontic issues, from the most routine to the most complex specialty cases.

Most patients go to an orthodontist because it's obvious they need their teeth straightened. And for some, that is all they need. But 80% of patients who need orthodontics, also have other emerging or existing functional problems with their teeth and jaw.

There is no way for anyone to know if there are underlying issues without a thorough examination. Our standard procedure is to check for any potential functional issues, and address them as part of our orthodontic treatment.

At your first visit, you will be greeted by our one of our staff members and given a tour of the office. Initial paperwork will be completed and a complimentary, no obligation orthodontic exam will be done. During this time, we evaluate many things relating to the face, the smile, the fit of the teeth and the amount of room for all of the teeth. From this initial visit, if a patient is ready for treatment, an appointment for diagnostic records is made.

If a patient is still developing and is not yet ready for treatment, we will recommend the patient be placed into an observation phase where we will follow growth and development to determine the appropriate time for treatment. Often, treatment fees, general payment options and insurance benefits are discussed.

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GLEN CARBON

23 Glen Ed Professional Park

(618) 692-1044
GRANITE CITY

4739 Maryville Road

(618) 931-3700
VANDALIA

2219 W Randolph Street

(618) 692-1044