Your First Appointment
At Curtis and Barysenka Sycamore Orthodontics, our goal is to make your first appointment as comfortable as possible and we do believe this appointment is the most important one. Doctor’s offices can be intimidating, especially to younger children. We want to assure you that your experience at Sycamore Orthodontics will be painless and fun.
During your first appointment at Curtis and Barysenka Sycamore Orthodontics, our primary goal is to determine if you are ready for treatment, to address any questions or concerns you might have and to develop a preliminary personalized treatment plan to address your needs.
What to Expect
You will be warmly greeted by our treatment coordinator and front desk team. After providing a tour of the office and completing all the necessary paperwork, appropriate diagnostic records will be taken. Most patients will require a series of intra- and extraoral photos and a panoramic X-ray. These records are needed to visualize you teeth, facial features, and jaw relationship. X-rays can help us determine the position of all erupted and unerupted teeth.
After reviewing these records with the treatment coordinator, Dr. B will join you in the consultation room to examine your smile and discuss your individualized treatment plan and treatment options that are available to you. We will discuss every aspect of your smile in full detail and propose a solution to get the improvement you want. Sometimes there are various options to achieve the desired result (braces vs Invisalign). Dr. Barysenka will discuss every detail and educate you every step of the way so you can make the most informed decision.
Our treatment coordinator and Dr. Barysenka will explain the treatment process with you and walk you through the next steps and appointments that will follow.
Based on your treatment difficulty, expected treatment time and appliances needed, our treatment coordinator will present you the treatment fees and payment options, including no interest in-office financing if needed.
At the end of the appointment or same day via email, you will receive a summary of findings and proposed solutions that were discussed during the consultation so you can further review it at home and discuss with your loved ones involved in the decision making process.
To Help You Prepare
Your initial consultation appointment will take approximately 1 hour. When you are ready to get you treatment started, the appliance placement appointment is the longest out of your orthodontic treatment journey and may take between 1.5-2 hours. Most routine appointments average 15 to 30 minutes. We offer before- and after-school appointments for our patients, Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 4 pm. Any appointments longer than 30 minutes are most often scheduled between 9 am and 2 pm.
Typically, you will need to see Dr. Barysenka every six to ten weeks to determine how your treatment is progressing and to make adjustments if needed. Orthodontic treatment is a partnership between the doctor and the patient — while the doctor can set a patient up for success, it is up to the individual to follow through with instructions. Whether you need braces or other treatment, you want to make the most of it!