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Quality Orthodontic Treatment in Sedalia & Kansas City, MO

At Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile that they can feel truly proud of in any situation. Dr. Kurt Kavanaugh and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work with every patient on an individual level, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs and lifestyle. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your best asset – your smile – and it's always an exciting journey, but it all starts with your first appointment. 

What to Expect at Your Initial Orthodontic Appointment

Your first appointment with us is an exciting time, as it's the first step on your journey towards a beautiful new smile. Your first visit to our office will be a time for us both to get acquainted, to learn more about your orthodontic condition, and to discuss the potential treatment options available to you. You should expect to spend about 60 minutes at your first appointment, which will give us enough time to get all of the information we need and also to answer any questions you may have. During your visit, we'll likely take measurements and records such as X-rays, photos, and scans of your teeth, all of which will help us with diagnosing your orthodontic situation and developing a detailed treatment plan. 

We believe patient education is crucial to successful treatment, and we encourage you to ask any questions you have during the appointment. In general, we'll try to cover these topics during your first appointment:

  • Do you have an orthodontic condition?
  • Should we start treatment right away, or would it be better to wait until a later date? 
  • What treatment options are available to you?
  • Will we need to extract any permanent teeth? 
  • How long will your treatment take? 
  • What will treatment cost?
  • Will insurance cover your treatment? What are your financial options?

We want you to leave the office with a clear understanding of your current situation and all your options, so we'll take the time to discuss everything with you in detail and answer any questions that you may have. To help expedite your appointment and ensure we give the most accurate information possible, we ask that you please bring the following to your appointment if you have them:

  • Any panoramic x-rays that were taken within the past 6 months
  • Your insurance card, which will help us provide an estimate of treatment costs

Contact Your Kansas City & Sedalia, MO Orthodontist

No matter what your orthodontic condition, we here at Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you have any questions about your treatment, what else you can expect during your first visit, or want to schedule an initial evaluation for yourself, we would love to speak with you. Feel free to give us a call at 816-420-8100 for our Kansas City office or 660-829-2900 for our Sedalia office with any questions, or just reach out to us at our contact page. If you're ready to schedule a consultation with us, you may do so using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you revolutionize your smile!