What Happens at Your First Orthodontist Appointment?

Getting an amazing smile starts with a free visit to Palmetto Family Orthodontics. As the Upstate’s leader in braces and Invisalign treatment, we have helped many people enjoy a lifelong investment in their smiles!

Before booking your free exam, many people have questions like “will I get braces on my first orthodontist appointment” or “what does the orthodontist do on the first appointment”? You can see most of your questions answered by watching this brief (and awesome) video: 

At Palmetto Family Orthodontics, all of our patients are valuable members of our family. That’s why we encourage you to ask any questions you have about what happens at your first orthodontic appointment! 

Learn about how we help you achieve your dream smile. Schedule your appointment with the Upstate’s leader in premium orthodontic care now

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Can You Get Braces During Your First Appointment?

Before beginning your orthodontic treatment at Palmetto Family Orthodontics, we need to learn about your goals! This is because genetic and environmental factors can impact your treatment options. We want you to have an awesome smile, and your free exam lets us fine-tune your treatment to match your needs. 

After figuring out the best game plan for you, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to place your braces or deliver your Invisalign. We have just about every orthodontic treatment option to help you get your ideal smile including Invisalign and Damon Braces. 

Palmetto Family Orthodontics is recognized as an Invisalign Platinum Plus orthodontist. This distinction is a badge of honor that is given to the top 1% of Invisalign providers. As an Invisalign Platinum Plus orthodontist, we know how to get superior results with aligner technology. 

We can’t wait to meet you and talk to you about how orthodontic care can transform your health and wellness!

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What to Expect at Your First Appointment With Palmetto Family Orthodontics

At Palmetto Family Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate orthodontic experience. Our team goes above and beyond to provide you with supportive and professional treatment. Plus, your free exam allows us to meet you and discover your goals!

Here’s what you can expect during your first free visit: 


All four of our Upstate offices are comfortable and relaxing environments that feel like home. We will show you around the office and introduce you to our phenomenal staff! 

Smile History & Paperwork

We will ask you to fill out a few forms to learn more about your dental history and why you are seeking treatment. Plan to get to your first appointment a few minutes early to complete this paperwork.


You will meet with one of our awesome orthodontists to discuss your goals. Then, we will use our iTero scanner, x-ray technology, and digital photography to get a better sense of your needs. This process is pain-free and helps us strategize your treatment. 

Determining Your Needs

First, we will thoroughly review your records, then we will present you with your diagnosis and our recommendations for your treatment plan, including proposed timelines! The doctors customize every treatment plan to match our patient’s needs, so we will make sure we find a treatment plan that makes the most sense for you.

Treatment Cost

Everyone has different needs and considerations for their treatment. We offer flexible financing to help you find a payment plan that makes sense for your budget. Plus, our staff has worked with just about every insurance provider and knows how to process any claims efficiently.


We are passionate about orthodontics and would love to answer every question you may have about your treatment. Whether you are looking for a smile makeover or a minor adjustment, our team is ready to help you!

Book Follow-Up Appointment

After finishing your free exam, we will schedule you an appointment to place your appliance and start your orthodontic treatment!


Proudly Serving The Upstate Area with Five-Star Orthodontic Care

Your free diagnostic appointment will last about an hour. During that time, our team will create a customized treatment plan to boost your confidence and inspire you to share your smile with the world. 

Now is the perfect time to get the smile you’ve always dreamed about having. We are proud to help people of all ages across the Upstate achieve a more natural and radiant smile. 

We can’t wait to meet you and learn about your goals. Schedule your free appointment now by calling us at 864-335-0505 now!