First Visit

The First Step Toward A Smile Transformation

Everyone deserves to have a smile to be proud of, so if you’re unhappy with how your smile looks or feels, Sonneveld Orthodontics has what you need to achieve that perfect smile you’ve dreamed about. From early orthodontic treatment for kids, to straightening teeth with braces and Invisalign, we work with patients of all ages out of our local office in Orland Park, IL to transform smiles that radiate confidence and happiness. While we’ve worked with countless families from surrounding communities, every flawless smile that we’ve helped create all started the same way: the first visit.

Crafting The Perfect Treatment Plan, Just For You

While we may come across similar bite problems when the teeth or jaw are misaligned, every smile is unique. To make sure that you get your best possible smile, we work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. We conduct careful and thorough examinations to ensure that we can create precise strategy for how we can get your teeth to where they need to be in the most efficient way possible.

At the same time, we will further customize your treatment to make you as comfortable as possible throughout treatment. If you’re worried about your appearance in braces, we’ll set you up with some practically invisible Invisalign aligners, or if you prioritize keeping the cost down, braces with a flexible payment plan might be best. No matter what, you can be confident that the treatment that you get at Sonneveld Orthodontics is made just for you.

What To Expect At Your First Appointment  

Once you get your first appointment scheduled with us, the first thing we want to do is get to know you. To cover the most basic necessary information, we’ll have you fill out some new patient forms that will collect your contact information and medical history. If you want to save some time, you can always fill out the forms beforehand by downloading the forms online. In addition to the forms, we also request that you bring:

  • Dental/Orthodontic X-rays - If you’ve had dental x-rays in the past 6 months, please bring a copy of them. 
  • Orthodontic Insurance - If you have orthodontic insurance, please bring your insurance card. This will assist us in providing a better estimate of your payment plan.

The actual appointment will consist of an initial examination, which will allow Dr. Sonneveld to familiarize himself with the current state of your bite, the alignment of your teeth, and your overall oral health. Typically this process takes about 30 minutes, but may take longer if you would like to ask us any questions, which we always encourage. We may also ask to book some time after the initial 30 minutes for x-rays, photos, digital scans, or impressions if they are necessary.

Welcoming You Into The Sonneveld Orthodontics Family

Once we get all of the information and imaging that we need to start crafting your treatment plan, we like to take some time to introduce ourselves to you as well, since we’ll be your partners on this journey to your new smile. At your first appointment, you get to meet our friendly orthodontic staff along with the talented Dr. Sonneveld himself, and get a quick tour around our state-of-the-art office. You can always feel free to ask us any questions at any time when you’re in our office, since we always want to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. We'd be happy to address the following with you:

  • Is there a condition that Dr. Sonneveld can address?
  • Is treatment needed right away or should treatment be held off until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have happened?
  • What action will be done to correct the issue?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will the treatment process take?
  • How much is treatment going to cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Contact Your Local Orland Park & Oak Forest Orthodontist

If you’re ready to get the healthy, radiant smile of your dreams, all you need to do is take that first step and schedule your first visit with us here at Sonneveld Orthodontics. To make your appointment, or to ask any questions that you may have, just contact us and a member of our team will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to meeting you, welcoming you into our office, and working with you transform your smile into one that will fill you with confidence!