Dr. Utermark is an Orthodontist for adults and children and we look forward to evaluating your family’s orthodontic needs. During your first visit we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your family’s orthodontic treatment needs. We understand that each patient’s orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. Your first orthodontic visit will consist of an examination and discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will address your orthodontic needs to determine if this is the proper time to begin treatment. If it is time to begin treatment, Dr. Utermark will recommend "orthodontic records". These involve orthodontic X-rays, digital photographs, models of the teeth and various measurements.
As one of our orthodontic patients, you will be shown aesthetic options for tooth straightening in addition to traditional metal braces. These options include tooth colored ceramic braces and Invisalign.
As Dr. Utermark is a dual specialist in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s needs for braces as well as cleanings and other routine dental care can be combined at visits resulting in "fewer trips to the dentist". We know how valuable your time is and it is an added benefit to have Dr. Utermark’s expertise in both areas for your child’s care. We will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, a written summary of the findings and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both the patient and the parent and will provide ample time to answer your questions.