New Patients

If you or a family member can benefit from orthodontic treatment, please call our office or simply fill out our appointment request form online. It would be our pleasure here at South Georgia & South Carolina Orthodontics to schedule an appointment time for you. For your convenience, we usually can schedule your new patient exam within one to three weeks.

Current Patients

When you begin orthodontic treatment at South Georgia & South Carolina Orthodontics, you will most likely be asked to visit us every 6-10 weeks. Inevitably, some of these visits may conflict with work or school obligations. While some of these schedule conflicts may be unavoidable, it is our goal to minimize these inconveniences as much as possible.

“Emergency” Appointments

Every now and again, appliances may come loose or become an irritant to your teeth, mouth, cheek or gums. In many situations, you can repair the irritation yourself, however, some irritations may need to be immediately addressed in our office. Please give us a call at South Georgia & South Carolina Orthodontics to determine how quickly the repair needs to take place.

“Adjustment” Appointments

Adjustment appointments allow us to make technical adjustments to your braces during the visit. Most of these appointments only take between 20– 45 minutes to complete.

Longer Appointments

Because adjustment appointments are typically very quick and can be streamlined easily, we generally try to schedule most of them before and after school. To allow for the best treatment possible, longer appointments requiring more extensive work to be completed are generally scheduled during work and school hours.

Late Arrivals & Rescheduled Appointments

Please remember that every time an appointment is missed or rescheduled, your treatment time may increase. We completely understand extenuating circumstances may cause you to change or forget about an appointment and that you may need to reschedule. If you need to change an appointment or you unfortunately missed one, please call us as soon as possible so we can schedule you into the next available appointment time.

If you are going to be late for an appointment at South Georgia & South Carolina Orthodontics, please call us as soon as possible so we may make appropriate arrangements. Each orthodontic procedure takes a specific period of time to complete and late arrivals affect our schedule and the schedules of other patients. If you are late, we will always try to uphold your appointment, but the work may not be completed and a second appointment may be needed at a later date.