First Visit


Dr. Doré and her amazing team are looking forward to meeting you at your first visit to our Lafayette or Crowley, LA orthodontics office! During this important first appointment, you will be given the opportunity to become acquainted with our practice while learning about your proposed orthodontic treatment using Lafayette braces or Invisalign. We know that each patient has their own needs and desires when it comes to orthodontic treatment, as everyone is unique. You can rest assured that you will receive the personal attention you deserve!

During the time you spend with us, we will provide you with a thorough examination and a follow-up discussion to talk about our findings and your potential treatment options. This part of your first visit will take about 30 minutes. We may also set some time aside for taking some necessary diagnostic records that may include photos and digital impressions using the incredible iTero Scanner. It will take us about one hour to take these records that Dr. Doré will use to develop your custom treatment plan.

What We Will Cover During Your First Visit

In addition to the exam we provide you with and the diagnostic records we will take, you can also expect us to do the following during your first visit:

  • Discuss with you whether you need treatment now or if your treatment can wait until a more appropriate time
  • Discuss whether any of your permanent teeth need to be removed
  • Talk about what treatment will be used to correct the problem(s) and how long your treatment will take
  • Go over the cost of your treatment and tell you what your payment options are
  • Speak honestly and openly with you about your orthodontic needs, proposed treatment, and fees
  • Answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have

Your Crowley orthodontist will address the specifics of your proposed treatment with you after she carefully analyzes your diagnostic records. A full analysis of each patient’s specific orthodontic needs is routinely done by Dr. Doré because she knows that in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction!

We ask that you please bring the following information with you to your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months
  • Your insurance card if you have orthodontic coverage. This insurance information will help us give you an estimate of your costs.

Before you walk out of our office, we want you to have a clear understanding of your specific orthodontic needs, what your treatment will consist of, and how long it will last. We also want you to be excited about starting treatment! After all, once you treatment is done, you’ll be left with an incredible smile that you can enjoy showing off for the rest of your life!

Questions? Contact Your Lafayette, Crowley & Abbebville Orthodontist

Our friendly staff is always more than happy to speak with you! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about your first visit. We’re looking forward to getting to know you, and providing you with the high quality, individualized orthodontic treatment you deserve!