We are so confident that we can help you and your family, that your first orthodontist consultation is free! Get the best orthodontic care for yourself and your family when you choose Busciglio Smiles. We offer a variety of quality orthodontic treatments for residents of Brandon, Florida and surrounding Tampa suburbs.
At Busciglio Smiles, we are passionate about orthodontics because we enjoy seeing our patients transform their smiles. Our orthodontist, Dr. Derek Busciglio, is board certified with the American Board of Orthodontics, which means he has gone above and beyond state licensing standards to achieve a higher level of orthodontics knowledge and competence. Busciglio Smiles is also a Diamond+ Invisalign provider, which puts us in the top 1% of providers.
We are committed to your comfort and care, and we are excited to see you walk out of our offices with a brand new smile that you love!
During your first visit with Busciglio Smiles, we will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of you or your child’s oral health. Your first visit includes a complimentary set of photos as well as an advanced panoramic x-ray. By using these diagnostic tools, Busciglio can assess you or your child’s orthodontic needs and determine the appropriate treatment options. We will go over all possible treatment routes so you can make the best choice for yourself or your family.
If you choose to start orthodontic treatment at Busciglio Smiles, we will first compile a complete set of diagnostic records. We may need to take additional photographs and images of the patient’s teeth and jaw. These may include panoramic and cephalometric x-rays as well as study models. We use this diagnostic information to develop a customized treatment plan of action for each individual patient.
Typically, we will set up an appointment to start the treatment as well as follow-up appointments to make adjustments if necessary and monitor the treatment progress. Once we begin the treatment, we may take additional diagnostic images to track progress and ensure the treatment is working.
To make the most out of your first visit, please bring the following information about yourself or your child:
Your dental insurance information. (Note: You do not need dental insurance if you want treatment, but you will need to pay for services at each office visit if this is the case.)
The name of your previous dentist or orthodontist and any records you have. (Sometimes, you can call ahead to have these records sent to us electronically.)
A complete list of medications that you or your child are presently taking. This should include over the counter medicines as well as herbs and supplements.
A list of any medication allergies or other severe allergies (such as latex or nickel).
Experts typically recommend that children visit the orthodontist for the first time before the age of seven. As children are losing their baby teeth and permanent teeth are coming in, they should be assessed to see if they will need orthodontics to develop straight teeth and a healthy bite.
Sometimes, when baby teeth fall out, a spacer may need to be put into place to keep other permanent teeth correctly aligned. It is therefore important to bring your child in to be evaluated.
Children can sometimes be nervous when visiting the dentist, but we have a lot of experience helping children feel safe and secure when they come visit us. Contact us if you have any questions or feel your child may need some sedation during their appointment.
Your first orthodontic visit with us is the first step to getting the smile you’ve always wanted. It’s also the only exam you’ll need before starting treatment. Before you leave, we will go over our recommendations, treatment options, costs, and create a customized treatment plan and timeline.
When you are finished with your complimentary visit:
In short, you will have everything you need, and will be ready to start your orthodontic treatment after this appointment! Are you ready to get started?
Contact us today! We look forward to meeting you!