Your smile starts with an initial complimentary consultation!

Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet us, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms; 
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine if orthodontic treatment is recommended; 
  • Help you outline a customized treatment plan; 
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans

Dr. Shen will answer any clinical questions you may have and provide you with all of the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact us at (214) 785-7696 to schedule your complimentary initial consultation.  


What's next after the initial consultation? 

You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! If you think you are ready to proceed with treatment immediately, we may take impressions of your teeth.  Otherwise, we will make a second appointment for this purpose when you decide to become our patient. The diagnostic records needed to make an accurate orthodontic diagnosis and treatment plan include radiographs (x-rays), photographs of the teeth and face, and study models of the teeth. Dr. Shen will study these records, along with the results of the initial clinical examination to finalize your customized treatment plan. Dr. Shen will present your options and assist you in making the decisions that are most appropriate for the circumstances.


Scheduling appointments

Visiting orthodontist about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Shen and our office will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible. 

We understand that “life happens!” If you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know, and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our office, and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We're looking forward to working with you!


Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is very important you continue to visit your family dentist/pediatric dentist at least once every six months, even while you seeing your orthodontist, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist/pediatric dentist to make sure you are receiving the best care possible.