Before requesting a complimentary consultation with our office, you may be wondering what your first visit to LifeSmile Orthodontics will be like. We’ve worked hard to ensure that your experience can be as seamless, simple, and easy as possible. Dr. Mawaldi and his team are expertly trained in not only orthodontics but also in customer service. They strive to ensure you have nothing but good things to say about LifeSmile. Your first visit will be fast and informative giving you the information you need to make the right decision about your health.

You should plan to be with us for about an hour on your first time. During this time, you’ll be able to ask us any questions you may have about your treatment options. Our friendly staff with help you get checked in and ready for your initial consultation.


Expert Orthodontic Planning

From there, we’ll work to determine any dental issues and help determine what treatment you need to perfect your smile. We normally like to get dental scans with our iTero scanner and determine if you’re a candidate for braces or Invisalign. We do all this to ensure you feel confident in your orthodontic decision-making.

After discussing your smile goals with Dr. Mawaldi, he will partner with you in creating a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle. Dr. Mawaldi will always be glad to answer any questions you may have and provide all of the information you need to feel confident about your treatment!

How Can I Prepare for My First Appointment?

Visit our patient resources page or our FAQ pages on Braces and Invisalign to get an idea of the services we offer. In these pages, you’ll find valuable information about preparing for your appointment and these can help you know what questions to ask during your complimentary consultation.

Discussing Your Treatment Options

Following the exam, we will make our recommendation about the next steps. If you have a child in treatment, it may come after developmental milestones have been accomplished. Regardless, you should have a crystal-clear picture of what comes next. Now that we have a treatment plan, we will also explain what our fees will be, and what payment options are available.

We can talk about available treatment choices, answer general questions about what to expect at the different stages of the process, and discuss any of the following:

  • Can orthodontic treatment benefit me (or my child)?
  • Can you tell me which procedures will be used in my treatment?
  • Should I get treatment now, or is it better to wait?
  • How much does treatment cost? Are payment plans available?
  • How long do you expect treatment should take?
  • Will I need to get my teeth pulled?


When you leave our office, we think you’ll have a better understanding of how we can help you get the best possible smile. Take the first step now and request a complimentary consultation below!