Your First Orthodontist Visit

Our objective is to make sure your visits with us will be pleasant and informative. Our treatment coordinator will greet you and explain what to expect at your first visit. She may take some photos of your teeth to help Dr. Molitor review the orthodontic diagnosis and treatment options with you.


If it is determined that treatment is indicated, the next step is diagnostic records. These records usually consist of a digital scan of the teeth, diagnostic photographs and orthodontic x-rays. Once these orthodontic records have been obtained, Dr. Molitor will review them and determine a specific treatment plan to address your orthodontic needs. You will then be ready to start the treatment.

Successive Visits

Periodic visits are an important part of orthodontic treatment. Generally, we will want to see you every 4 to 8 weeks to check your progress and make adjustments to your braces as needed. During this time, you will need to keep appointments, follow instructions, eat nutritiously and practice good oral hygiene. Also continue to visit your dentist regularly.

Once your braces are removed, retainers are utilized to hold your teeth in their new positions until your bone, gums and muscles adapt to the new teeth positions. The retention period is an important part of your overall treatment.

Please contact our office at Matthew Molitor DDS, MS Phone Number (530) 758-6420 if you have any questions. The timing of your treatment is very important. You or your child may or may not be ready for treatment. Therefore, a consultation will allow us to better understand your needs.