Tips For Your
First Ortho Visit

When you visit our Hinsdale office, you're making the best choice for your smile by entrusting it to the experienced professionals at Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry.

Our goal is to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, and we can find out if orthodontics may be right for you at your free, no-pressure consultation visit.

Your First Consultation

The first visit to a doctor's office can be nerve-wracking for kids and adults alike. There's no need to worry-your first visit to Hinsdale Ortho will be completely painless.

Your consultation will allow you to meet our wonderful, caring team and get to know Dr. Riccio and Dr. Blair. They'll be happy to help you find treatment options that are best suited to your needs and to help you learn more about orthodontics.

We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we reserve time during the exam for full diagnostic records. The records include photos and one ultra-low-dose 3D X-ray, all of which are necessary for developing the appropriate diagnosis and customized treatment plan.

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

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other events have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?


We can answer these general questions about treatment during your initial examination and we'll address specific areas of concern after careful analysis of your diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

After the exam, we will be able to discuss your customized treatment options, time frames, and affordable financial arrangements. We make sure that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of, and how long it will take.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit, if possible:

  • Any panoramic or 3D X-ray taken within the past six months
  • Your insurance card if you have orthodontic insurance; if you can provide this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.


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Creating Your Unique
Treatment Plan

After reviewing your records, our doctors will join you in a private consultation room to discuss your individualized and unique treatment plan.

Dr. Riccio and Dr. Blair will point out specific areas of concern and show you what kind of corrections you might expect, along with photos and videos of similar cases as examples.

They will take as much time as you need to answer your questions and decide what kind of treatment is best for you. Dr. Riccio, Dr. Blair, and our team will then walk you through the orthodontic process, explaining everything along the way-from timelines and expected discomfort levels, to finances and payment options.

We believe you should be involved with any treatment decisions that affect your smile. We encourage you to ask questions so we can properly address any concerns that you may have regarding your treatment.

We'll be candid with you about your diagnosis, our recommendations, and any alternative treatment options. By working together, we can help you achieve your goal of a healthy, beautiful smile. We can't wait to get to know you!

Start Your Treatment the Same Day

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits over a given period. We value the relationship that we'll build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you're receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day at our office in Hinsdale! We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit to Hinsdale Ortho.

Start Your Orthodontic Journey Off Right At Hinsdale Ortho

If you have any more questions about your free first orthodontic visit, please call our Hinsdale office at (630) 345-8589.

You can also schedule your initial consultation by filling out a simple online form to learn how we can improve your oral health and the beauty of your smile.