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Orthodontic Appointment Policies

Before starting active orthodontic treatment at Szymanowski Orthodontics, we want you to understand all aspects of the commitment!


Don’t Miss Your Appointments

Your treatment will not properly move forward without your active participation in appointment attendance and proper oral hygiene.

When you begin active orthodontic treatment, you will visit our Sacramento office every four to eight weeks. We anticipate that some of these appointments will conflict with work or school schedules.

We understand that your time is valuable and limited so we have arranged our office hours to broaden available appointment times. As with any schedule, some appointment times will be more popular than others.

Please note that all appointments are made on a first-come-first-served basis.


Be On Time

It’s important to arrive on time for your appointment and also leave sufficient time for completion of all necessary procedures.

Throughout your treatment, the majority of appointments will be pleasantly short, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. This includes most routine checks, adjustments, and emergencies.

There are a few appointments that will take more time. These are the initial placement of braces, fine-tuning of bracket placement midway through treatment, and the removal of braces. These longer appointments may need to be scheduled during school and work hours.

Dr. Szymanowski utilizes state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods that straighten teeth efficiently and require fewer office visits. We’re committed to providing you with the best orthodontic service available and also making your treatment as convenient as possible.


Benefits of Maintaining Appointments

We offer every patient three Smile Rewards Points for being on time to regularly scheduled appointments at Szymanowski Orthodontics.

With an average of 15 appointments per treatment, you can earn 45 points just for being on time. We hope that’ll make you smile just a little bit bigger.


In Case of Emergency

To keep your treatment on schedule at Szymanowski Orthodontics, we’ll always do our best to make up your appointment as soon as possible.

If time permits, we will make exceptions for late or missed appointments, as long as it does not compromise our ability to complete other scheduled procedures.

Missing appointments over and over will extend your time in braces or Invisalign, and it may also result in additional charges. All missed appointments should be rescheduled as soon as possible.