Your First Visit

Your first orthodontic appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of your potential treatment options. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite your visit, we may also reserve time following the exam to go over your diagnostic records. The records are necessary for developing your treatment plan, and may include digital x-rays, photos, and impressions for study models. This additional appointment may last up to one hour.

During your initial exam, Ciro Cabal, DDS, MS will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well:

  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until a more appropriate time?
  • What treatment options can be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

We will also consult with you about specific areas of concern. It is important to analyze your unique needs and preferences because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. We insist that you leave the office with a clear understanding of your specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-rays taken within the past 6 months.
  • Your insurance card (so we can provide a better estimate of the cost of your treatment).
  • New patient forms

Payments & Financing

At Lake Country Orthodontics, we accept cash and checks, as well as American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. In-house financing and CareCredit are available for qualified applicants. Low and no-interest financing can make orthodontic treatment fit within virtually anyone’s budget. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call our office. Our front-desk staff is experienced in dealing with financial and insurance issues, and they will be happy to assist you.


Patients with orthodontic emergencies should receive treatment as quickly as possible. If you’re experiencing discomfort or have an issue with your appliance, then call our office for instructions or to schedule an emergency orthodontic appointment with Ciro Cabal, DDS, MS. For your convenience, we’ve included Emergency Care Tips to help you address typical emergency situations.