Your first visit

Allow us to introduce ourselves!

It is always a great choice to invest in your smile! During your first visit to Hess Orthodontics, we will discuss what you desire from orthodontic treatment. One of our team members will take you on a tour of one of our beautiful offices featuring the latest in orthodontic treatment technology. Our Riverview, Apollo Beach, Lithia, Parrish, Winter Haven and Sarasota orthodontists will evaluate you or your child to determine if orthodontic treatment is recommended.

Upon your first orthodontist appointment, you should plan to spend at least an hour with us to ensure that no one has to rush and that you have plenty of time to ask any questions you may have. You will meet with one of our treatment coordinators, who will walk you through the treatment process and answer any questions you may have.

Complimentary consultation

Every new patient begins their smile journey with a complimentary consultation in one of our five convenient locations. Your first visit to the orthodontist is an exciting time! It’s a chance for us to get acquainted, and for you to learn about the treatments and services we offer. When you walk in the door, you will notice our friendly and welcoming team, a beautiful modern office, and maybe even some familiar faces! It all starts with the initial consultation.

After a comprehensive evaluation, our doctors will ensure you fully understand all aspects of the prescribed treatment. A discussion will follow to ensure that you fully understand all aspects of the problems and proposed solutions. If both parents are unable to attend, we are happy to make arrangements via a phone call to the parent who was unable to attend to review X-rays, digital photographs, and proposed treatment. It is very informative and provides an opportunity to get acquainted. If both parents are unable to attend, we may choose to do a complementary online consult with the parent who was unable to attend where we will view X-rays and digital photographs online.