First Visit


Are You Looking for an Orthodontist in Muscle Shoals, AL?

At Hudson Orthodontics, we are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Our friendly doctor and professional staff strive to create a relaxed environment in order to provide the best possible orthodontic experience to our patients in Muscle Shoals and the Shoals area, such as Tuscumbia, Florence, and Sheffield. From clear aligners to traditional braces, Dr. Hudson has the orthodontic treatment to suit your needs.

Your Initial Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos, and impressions for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.

During the initial examination of each patient, we encourage to you ask questions, and we will address the following that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment:

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors 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?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because as your trusted Muscle Shoals orthodontics provider, we know that in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. We make sure that all 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. We will also answer any additional questions that you may have regarding orthodontics or the treatment process.

At the time of your first visit, we ask that you assist us by providing the following information :

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Muscle Shoals Orthodontics Provider Now!

If you're ready to have the perfect smile you've always dreamed of, Hudson Orthodontics is ready to be your chosen orthodontist in Muscle Shoals and the Shoals area, such as Tuscumbia, Florence, and Sheffield, AL. Contact us today and learn more about braces, clear aligners, and other orthodontic treatments available to you. We very much look forward to hearing from you, and setting you on the path to a healthy, beautiful smile!