Orthodontist Winston Salem NC | Jeff Rickabaugh DDS MS

1551 Westbrook Plaza Drive, Suite 103 | Winston-Salem, NC 27103 | (336) 760-9229

Office Visits

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Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted for yourself or family member. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we 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 that your orthodontic care is as comfortable, convenient, and rewarding as possible. We'll use the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, giving you the customized, individual care that you deserve.

Every smile starts with a complimentary consultation!

Your complimentary consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, as well as, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Jeff Rickabaugh will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms.
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine if treatment is necessary.
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan.
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans.

During your complimentary consultation, we will explain everything that you will need to know about your orthodontic treatment, so that you can choose what's best for you – no strings attached. If you'd like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jeff Rickabaugh, please call (336) 760-9229.

What happens after the initial consultation?

If you do choose to receive orthodontic treatment, you will need to schedule your first appointments. After we verify with your dentist that your teeth have recently been cleaned and checked for cavities, we will set up the first appointments. Some patients will require separators while others may not. Your first full appointment is when Dr. Jeff Rickabaugh will place your new orthodontic appliances or braces. Typically, this appointment will take one to two hours, depending on if braces are placed just on the top teeth or top and bottom. When braces are placed on the top teeth first, the bottom braces typically are placed three or four months later.

Scheduling Appointments

Visiting the orthodontist every 4-8 weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Regular checkups last between 20-40 minutes. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are scheduled around your busy schedule; so that you will spend less time in the dental chair, and more time enjoying the things you love to do.

We understand that "life happens," so if you're running late or need to reschedule, please let us know, and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. When you're ready to schedule your first appointment, call our practice at (336) 760-9229; we're looking forward to working with you.

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is very important that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months, even during your orthodontic treatment, for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your family dentist to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.

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