Dr. Heather Hopkins : Smiles Forever Orthodontics : Orthodontist Charleston : Braces Charleston : Invisalign Charleston

Dr. Paul Blackman

(843) 577-7477

Getting Started

At Smiles Forever Orthodontics, we understand that choosing an orthodontist is an important decision. We are always excited about meeting new patients during the first office visit. Patients over the age of 18 will be asked to complete a new Patient Packet. If under age 18, the accompanying parent or legal guardian will complete this packet of information.

Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs.

During the initial examination, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of your orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial exam, we will address specific area after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to excellent results and a much higher patient satisfaction.

Immediately following your appointment you will visit with our Treatment Coordinator to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave our office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, the treatment plan and the treatment duration.

We know your time is valuable. To save you time, please bring your insurance card, a valid driver’s license or identification card and the new patient forms which can be found HERE. We are excited about meeting you and are committed to making your first visit a positive experience.