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The Orthodontic Process

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Upon your first visit to our office you will be greeted and provided with any forms that have yet to be completed. Please keep in mind that you can complete your patient and health history forms here at our website and submit them on-line or print them and bring them with you to your first visit.

Our Treatment Coordinator will then introduce herself and provide you with a tour of our office. Preliminary records will then be taken. This consists of a panoramic and cephlometric x-ray or a 3-dimesnsional cone beam CAT scan. Dr. Seligman has employed a very sophisticated piece of technology that can take either type of image, conventional x-rays OR a 3-dimensional CAT scan. He is one of the only people on Park Avenue and in New York who is able to offer this "hybrid" option to his patients. It may not always be necessary to take a full head CAT scan of the patient and it is wonderful to be able to be given options that involve less exposure to radiation. It is always our goal to make you aware that we are taking every possible step to be sure that you or your child is receiving the lowest possible radiation exposure that is necessary to provide the proper images that are needed to diagnose your situation. Clinical photos will always be taken. Impressions, when Dr. Seligman thinks they will be helpful in diagnosing your case, are taken on occasion.

Next you will be accompanied to the examination room where our Treatment Coordinator will answer any questions and address your chief concerns. She will take excellent notes for Dr. Seligman so he will have all of the information needed to provide a detailed explanation of his findings.

We will ask you to review an educational video on the Damon System. The Damon System is a revolutionary bracketing system that can achieve results in many cases not achievable with traditional bracket systems.

Dr. Seligman will then meet with you to review any concerns and answer any additional questions that you may have. He will then review the records that were taken and make a preliminary recommendation based upon his findings.

We utilize a very sophisticated case presentation software application called ScreenPlay. We have the ability to record our entire presentation including actual records, findings, recommendations, educational animations, office forms and educational videos and email it to you or burn it to a disk for future review. You can revisit your clinical information at our website under the Case Presentation Section. Click here to be redirected to that area of our site.

Only after you are totally comfortable with our findings and recommendations, we will proceed to the consultation. Out Treatment Coordinator will review the policies and procedures of our office and go into detail on what to expect.