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Visiting Stormberg Orthodontics in La Mesa, CA

At Stormberg Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile they feel truly proud of. That's why we've made it our mission to provide the highest possible quality in orthodontic care while making treatment as convenient as possible for our San Diego, CA patients. We offer a wide variety of treatments at our office, and we have years of experience treating patients of all ages – including children, teenagers, college students, and adults. Orthodontic treatment is an exciting journey towards a healthier smile, but it all starts with your first visit to our office.

What To Expect During Your Initial Exam

Your first visit to our office is the very beginning of your orthodontic journey, and we’re just as excited as you! This will be a chance for us to get to know you, your current orthodontic situation, and your goals in orthodontic treatment. 

Generally, the first visit will take about 45 minutes, although we'll always leave time for extra questions if necessary. During this time, Dr. Stormberg will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth, and gums, checking for any orthodontic problems that may be present. We'll also take complimentary photographs, x-rays, or other measurements of your mouth. Please be sure to remove any jewerly from the neck up, as this helps us complete the most accurate exam possible. Based on your initial exam, Dr. Stormberg will provide a preliminary diagnosis and treatment recommendations. 

You will be asked at the initial phone call, if you have orthodontic insurance. If you can provide us with this information, we can also calculate your estimated orthodontic benefits during the course of your first visit, helping you better understand what the costs of treatment will look like.  

Common Questions We Will Discuss

Your first appointment is a time for you to get as much information as possible about treatment, so we encourage you to ask any questions you may have. We’ll review over the following points during the appointment:

  • Is there a condition that can be treated effectively with orthodontic care?
  • Should we start treatment now or wait until later?
  • What treatment options will I be able to choose from?
  • Do any I need to have permanent teeth removed?
  • How long will I be in treatment?
  • How much will treatment cost?
  • What are my payment options? What does my insurance cover?

Are you moving to the area for school or military duty? Are you planning on moving in the next year so you are hesitant about starting treatment? You can find a lot of information on our website, but you can always call our office with any questions before scheduling your first appointment.

Braces For College Students in San Diego, CA

Many people have the idea that braces are "just for kids," but that couldn't be further from the truth. We can move healthy teeth at any age, and while the majority of our patients are teenagers, we treat more college students every year. We see students from San Diego State University (SDSU), University of San Diego (USD) and University of California San Diego (UCSD).

In many ways, college is an ideal time to get orthodontic treatment. College-aged patients are often more responsible, which can expedite treatment times. Furthermore, getting orthodontic treatment during college means you'll start your career – and the rest of your life – with a beautiful smile! Plus, metal braces are far from your only treatment option. We offer a number of discrete treatment options, including clear braces and Invisalign. Visit our Treatment for College Students page for more information.

Schedule Your First Visit with Dr. Stormberg!

We've helped countless patients of all ages throughout the greater San Diego area achieve a new smile, and we'll work with you to design a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle. Call us today at (619) 462-4462 to learn more about the treatments we have to offer or to schedule your first appointment. We’re proud to serve patients in La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, and throughout San Diego County.  We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope to see you soon for your first visit!

Stormberg Orthodontics

  • Stormberg Orthodontics - 4333 Palm Ave., Suite C, La Mesa, CA 91941 Phone: 619-462-4462 Fax: 619-462-8267

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