What to Expect

Choosing to get orthodontic care is a big decision for anyone. Here at JFO we understand and respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is an amazing experience. Johnson Family Orthodontics utilizes the latest technology while offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

First Visit – Initial Consultation

Every new patient starts with a free, personal, and individualized consultation about your specific needs and possible treatment options for your new smile. During this visit, Dr. Johnson will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about your smile, and receive a complete exam to find out which particular orthodontic treatment option is best for you. During your initial consultation, we will:

  1. Review your dental and medical history forms
  2. Complete a thorough examination with a digital Panorex x-ray and photos. (Dr. J will take time to explain his findings, discuss treatment, and provide you with an estimate of the treatment timing)
  3. Help you create a customized treatment plan
  4. Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
  5. Our JFO Team will be glad to answer any questions that you may have and take time to provide you with all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you.




Much of the time, if a patient is ready, we can begin treatment that day. Be prepared ; ).

Please contact our office to schedule your initial consultation.

Second Visit – Starting Treatment

After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment to get started with braces or Invisalign. Dr. Johnson will review your radiographs, models, and photos in preparation for your following appointment. These diagnostic records taken in the first appointment are the keys to coming up with the correct, most efficient treatment plan possible for you, your schedule, and your budget.

During this second visit you will actually get your braces, Invisalign, or any other appliance that will help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. We will never fail to continue answering your questions during these and other follow-up visits. Never fear – from the minute we shake your hand to the minute your new smile is seen, Dr. Johnson and his team are committed to making sure that your orthodontic experience here is a fun, exciting and glittery success.

Scheduling Appointments

Allowing the orthodontist to check your progress about every four to eight weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact our practice, and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. We want your appointments to be as convenient as possible, so when scheduling appointments, please let us know if there is a day and time that works best for you.

We understand that “stuff comes up” in life, so if you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know, and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. We are truly looking forward to meeting you!

Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Continuing to visit your family dentist once every six months for routine cleanings and dental check-ups is vital, even during your orthodontic treatment. We will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist if your teeth are in need of extra dental care. We only want you to be comfortable and confident that your teeth can and will receive the best care possible.