What to expect during your first visit
Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. 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 rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Please take a minute to fill out the patient information form before your first appointment:
Every Smile Starts With an Initial Consultation!
Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:
Our team will be skillfully to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine which treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.
- 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
What Happens After the Initial Consultation?
You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment and your doctor will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
Having more than one
orthodontist and several offices will make scheduling appointments more
convenient for you. Visiting us about every four to ten weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are as convenient as possible. When scheduling appointments, please let us know what days and times work best for you.
We understand that “life happens”! 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, contact our practice, and our friendly scheduling coordinator will assist you. 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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Gruelle/Dempsey Orthodontics is proud to be a Top 1% Provider of the Invisalign appliance system in the world. We are the top provider in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. We take great pride in carefully planning your treatment with this customized appliance to help our patients towards their goals of beautiful smiles, and healthy, functional bites.
Furthermore, we are considered experts in the country for our skills and expertise with the Invisalign product. Dr. Gruelle is an AlignTech faculty member, lecturing across the country and around the world to spread wisdom on proper use of the Invisalign appliance system. Drs. Gruelle and Dempsey present seminars to local dentists having trained over 140 in the last 4 years. They also offer Immersion programs where orthodontists from across the nation spend time learning the latest from 2 of the world’s most experienced orthodontists.
Our practice has also authored several clinical papers for Invisalign and orthodontic journals regarding our clinical insights on Invisalign. Please find our lectures and papers highlighted below.
Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. October, 2015. An Efficient Way to Document Aligner Appointments
Internal White Paper. February, 2015. Posterior Openbites
Internal White Paper. February, 2015. Posterior Openbites and Arch Form
2016 Invisalign Lecture Schedule
Jan. 28-29 | Invisalign Study Club – Atlanta, GA
April 1 | Invisalign Expo – Philadelphia, PA
April 14-15 | Invisalign Study Club – Indianapolis, IN
May 13 | Invisalign Study Club – Orlando, FL
May 20 | Orthodontic Immersion – Florence, KY
May 26 | GPR Program – Univ. of Cincinnati
Aug. 23 | Orthodontic Immersion – Florence, KY
Sept. 2 | Invisalign Study Club – Toledo, OH
Sept. 8 | Costa Rica Study Club – San Jose – Costa Rica
Sept. 22-23 | Invisalign Study Club – Detroit, MI
Sept. 30 | Invisalign Study Club – Cleveland, OH
Oct. 13-14 | Invisalign Study Club – Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 11-1 Invisalign Summit – Las Vegas, NV
2015 Invisalign Lecture Schedule
March 10 | Pediatric Dentist’s Study Club – Kenwood, OH
March 20-22 | Costa Rica Study Club – San Jose – Costa Rica
March 26 | GP Study Club – Cincinnati, OH
March 31 | GP Study Club – Newport, KY
April 2 | GP Study Club – Montgomery, OH
April 10 | Invisalign Teen Immersion – Florence, KY
April 16-17 | Invisalign Study Club – Worcester, MA
April 23-24 | Invisalign Study Club – Syracuse, NY
May 1 | Invisalign Expo – Charlotte, NC
May 4 | GPR Program – Univ. of Cincinnati
May 8 | Invisalign Teen Immersion – Florence, KY
May 15 | Invisalign Study Club – Fishkill, NY
Sept. 15| Invisalign Study Club – Raleigh, NC
Sept. 17-19 | Invisalign Eastern Forum – Palm Beach, FL
Oct. 8-10 | Invisalign Western Forum – San Diego, CA
Nov. 1 | Invisalign Study Club – Lexington, KY
Nov. 18 | Invisalign Study Club – Roanoke, VA
Nov. 19 | Invisalign Study Club – Charlottesville, VA
Dec. 3-4 | Invisalign Study Club – Nashville, TN
Dec. 10| GP Study Club – Cincinnati, OH