First Visit


Your Scotia, NY Orthodontist

At Hoskinson Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing high quality orthodontic care in a fun, friendly, and welcoming office environment. Dr. Hoskinson and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work hard to get to know every patient individually, and we strive to craft individualized treatment plans that perfectly fit our patients' unique orthodontic needs. We love meeting new patients, but many people have questions about the process. This page will outline what you first appointment with us will look like.

Your Initial Examination

Your initial appointment will be an opportunity for us to get to know you, complete a thorough orthodontic examination, and go over potential treatment options. While the appointment itself normally lasts about 30 minutes, we may reserve some time after the appointment to take necessary x-rays, photos, and scans to help us expedite the design and implementation of your treatment - this may add up to an hour to the length of your visit.

While we encourage you to ask any questions you have, we'll go over the following points during your exam:

•    Are any orthodontic conditions present?
•    Is now the right time for treatment or should it be delayed?
•    What procedures could be used to correct the problem?

While Dr. Hoskinson can answer these and other general questions during your first visit, we'll go over things in more detail after a careful analysis of your diagnostic records.

During your next appointment, we'll discuss detailed treatment options, potential time frames, and work out all financial arrangements. We want you to leave the office with a crystal clear understanding of your needs, treatment, time, and cost, so we encourage you to ask questions if you don't understand anything.

You can help expedite the process by providing the following:

•    Any panoramic x-rays taken within the past 6 months
•    If you have dental or orthodontic insurance, please bring your insurance card - this helps us estimate the cost of your treatment.

Our Future Smiles Program

If we decide that delaying treatment is the best course of action, we're happy to offer our complimentary Future Smiles Program. This allows for regular examinations to help monitor growth and development of your child's teeth and jaws - all completely free! The Future Smiles Program is our way of determining the optimal time to begin treatment and helping to ensure you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

Contact Your Amsterdam & Glenville, NY Braces & Invisalign Specialist

Have more questions about treatment or ready to come in for your first appointment? We're here to help! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Scotia, NY office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to starting you down the path to a beautiful smile!