First Visit

Children should have their first orthodontic evaluation by age seven according to the American Association of Orthodontists.

Your dentist may recommend an even earlier visit if certain problems are evident. There is never a cost associated with the initial visit to your orthodontist in Melbourne. Many times, we see problems developing but it would be more efficient to wait until later to correct them. We commonly watch patients for years before delivering any treatment, periodically checking to make sure no damage is occurring while we wait. There is never a charge to examine and monitor growth and development.

We try to make the initial appointment as informative as possible, showing you what an ideal bite looks like and explaining the differences and similarities between your mouth or your child’s mouth and the ideal. Not everyone needs braces, and you will leave knowing just how significant (or insignificant) the problems are. If treatment is indicated, we will be able to give you an idea of what type of treatment is recommended, how long it would take, and how much it would cost. We would also be available to answer any questions you may have.

If treatment is recommended, the office manager at your orthodontist in Melbourne will a give you some valuable information about payment options and insurance coverage to help with your decision making. Second opinions are always welcomed.

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We are now welcoming patients and parents into our waiting rooms.  There is no need to call us when you arrive.  We are, however, asking that everyone wear face coverings upon entering, regardless of vaccination status.  We continue to take precautions for prevention of spreading COVID-19.  We remain vigilant with our sterilization and disinfection protocols and we will continue taking additional precautionary measures as well.  We still ask that you reschedule your appointments if the patient has been symptomatic in the last ten days or has been recently exposed to someone known to be infected with COVID-19.

 We will continue utilizing only half of our operatories to maintain significant distance between patients.  We ask that all of our patients thoroughly brush their teeth prior to their appointments to limit the use of our toothbrushing area.  As always, we will continue to be committed to giving each of our patients the best possible experience!

Thank you for your understanding!

Dr. Reddick and the Reddick Orthodontics Team