New Patient

The Donaldson 3D Orthodontic New Patient Experience

It’s perfectly normal to be on edge about your first visit to a new medical practitioner, whether they’re a family doctor or an orthodontist! We understand how important it is for our new patients to be comfortable, and we make your first appointment all about creating a great dental care experience. We’ll take the time to get to know you, help you understand what we’re going to help you with, and allow you to relax and find out how to make your care truly work for you!

Every member of our team has a professional focus on providing great care that is truly personalized and compassionate, and we’ll always be there when you need us! We always encourage asking questions and wanting more information – the more you understand, the better your experience will be!

To help you feel even more welcomed at Donaldson 3D Orthodontics, Dr. Buddy will even call you the night before your first visit! This will give you a chance to ask any initial questions and meet your orthodontist before you even set foot in the door!

What Happens at My First Visit?

Your first visit to Donaldson 3D Orthodontics will include a full tour of our office given by one of our staff members, filling out your new patient forms (if you didn’t take advantage of our online copies), and an initial comprehensive orthodontic exam. We always want to determine what treatments you need to achieve your goals and anything that may need to be done beforehand to make your dreams a reality! We use 3D imaging and digital X-ray technology to capture realistic images of your teeth – you’ll be amazed at the results!

We’ll also assess your oral health and hygiene to be sure you’re healthy enough to begin treatment. If we determine that you need to improve your oral health, we’ll make sure we coordinate with your usual dentist so you can get ready for your orthodontic care!

After the examination, Dr. Buddy and our treatment coordinator will talk with you, answer all of the questions you may have, and discuss the details of your treatment plan. Once you and Dr. Buddy have arrived at a plan you’re happy with, you’ll schedule a second appointment where we’ll begin your 3D orthodontics treatment!

Most patients spend about an hour in our chair when they come to us for new braces. Other treatments can necessitate longer appointments, depending on what treatment is desired.

If you’re ready to find the confidence that a great smile can bring to you or your loved ones, don’t wait to call us today at 337-465-4139! You can also schedule an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you at one of our offices soon!



Orthodontics does more than straighten your teeth! From better sleep, relieving jaw pain and better overall health – orthodontics can help!