At Cavallaro and Moore Orthodontics, we are always excited to meet new patients and their families! It is important to us that your first visit is comfortable, informative, and enjoyable. While you are here you will have the opportunity to meet our team and have one-on-one time with the doctor. Dr. Cavallaro or Dr. Moore will complete a thorough oral exam, after which they will discuss with you what they see and answer any questions you may have.
If it is the appropriate time for treatment the doctors will recommend setting up an appointment for diagnostic records, which include x-rays, photographs, and impressions of your teeth for models to be made. Dr. Cavallaro and Dr. Moore will both review all of your records and come up with a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs. You will then have a consultation with the doctor, during which they will go over your records and discuss their treatment recommendations.
If it is not the appropriate time for treatment the doctors will continue to monitor growth and development for ideal timing. Dr. Cavallaro and Dr. Moore are very conservative when it comes to early, also know as interceptive or phase I, treatment and always prefer to wait until most of the permanent teeth have erupted, if possible. There are however, times that early treatment is necessary to achieve results that may be unattainable if treatment were to be done at an older age. The doctors will be sure to let you know if early treatment is necessary or if it would be purely for esthetics.
To save you time at your first visit with us, please print the applicable health hx form (child form for patients under 18 years old, and adult forms for patients 18 years and older), the HIPPA form, and the new patient questionaire. You may bring it with you to your first visit, or if you have a smart phone or scanner, you can take a picture and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a fee-for-service practice, therefore we do not take direct assignment from insurance companies. We will, however, be happy to help you file your insurance and then you would receive insurance reimbursements directly.
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Crowding is cause by the teeth not having enough room. This can be due to several reasons, including large teeth, small jaws, constricted/narrow jaws, and various combinations of the above. Crowding can make it difficult to keep your teeth and gums clean.
Spacing is caused by small teeth, large jaws, and/or missing teeth.
When the top and bottom teeth do not overlap it is called an openbite. This type of bite can impact chewing and may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.
Deep bites are caused by the top and bottom teeth overlapping too much, sometimes causing the bottom teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
Protruding front teeth can be caused by the front teeth and/or jaw extending too far forward, the lower teeth and/or jaw not extending far enough forward, or a combination of the these. This type of bite can also be caused by habits such as thumb sucking and lip sucking/biting.
Underbites are caused by the lower jaw and/or teeth being too far forward, the upper jaw and/or teeth being too far back, or a combination of both. This type of problem can affect chewing and the long term health of your teeth and bite.