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First Visit

Your first visit to see Dr. Bourke will be a chance for us to get acquainted and answer any orthodontic questions you may have. We want this to be a pleasant, informative experience!


When you arrive for your initial examination, one of our friendly team members will greet you and show you how to use our computerized check-in station, which will inform our entire orthodontic team that you are here. This is one of the numerous ways in which we use technology to keep us efficient.

After we have obtained a completed patient information form and privacy consent form from you, our treatment coordinator will take you on a tour of our facilities. Following this, she will take some facial and intraoral pictures of you with a digital camera, which Dr. Bourke will use in her assessment of any existing orthodontic condition. Dr. Bourke will then conduct a thorough clinical exam and discuss her findings with you and answer your questions.


There is no such thing as a “dumb” question, so please don’t be shy about asking us anything! After your initial visit, we want you to feel confident, better educated, and fully informed. We know that orthodontic treatment is an investment that will last a lifetime, and that choosing the right orthodontist is an important part of the process.


Please set aside thirty to forty-five minutes for this appointment. There is no charge for your initial examination, and a referral from your dentist is not necessary.

Please set aside thirty to forty-five minutes for this appointment.
There is no charge for your initial examination, and a referral from your dentist is not necessary.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment at your office?

You do not need a referral to see an orthodontist. Please call or email us and we will be happy to set up an appointment that is convenient for you.

At what age should I bring my child to see Dr. Bourke?

Children should usually see an orthodontist by age 7. After an initial exam, Dr. Bourke will monitor your child’s dental development at regular recall appointments. These recall appointments can help reduce the chance of impacted teeth and help eliminate habits Dr. Bourke will also monitor jaw growth so orthodontic treatment can be initiated at the ideal time if it is required. There is no charge for examination and recall appointments. Occasionally, early orthodontic treatment is required to create more space for eruption of teeth, or to avoid damage to teeth, or unfavorable jaw development.

If you recognize any of the problems below in your child please see an orthodontist as soon as possible.

What is the cost of Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment costs vary depending on the complexity of the orthodontic condition. Because we believe that finances should not be a barrier to orthodontic treatment, we offer interest-free, flexible payment plans, and will work with you to determine the option that best suits your needs. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options with our treatment coordinator at the final consultation appointment prior to the start of treatment.

How do I use my insurance for Orthodontic treatment?

Our office is committed to helping you maximize any insurance benefits you may have for orthodontic treatment.

We can help you to determine your coverage for orthodontics by providing you with a complete predetermination form for you to send to your insurance company. Once treatment has started, we will also provide you with all of the necessary standard dental claim forms that you will require, in order to make your reimbursement from your insurance company as easy and smooth as possible.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage, or any other aspect of your orthodontic experience. Our team members are here to assist you in any way we can. We want to make your orthodontic experience the best it can be.

Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment costs vary depending on the complexity of the orthodontic condition. Because we believe that finances should not be a barrier to orthodontic treatment, we offer interest-free, flexible payment plans, and will work with you to determine the option that best suits your needs. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options with our treatment coordinator at the final consultation appointment prior to the start of treatment.


We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and Automatic Withdrawal

Insurance Information

Our office is committed to helping you maximize any insurance benefits you may have for orthodontic treatment.


We can help you to determine your coverage for orthodontics by providing you with a complete predetermination form for you to send to your insurance company. Once treatment has started, we will also provide you with all of the necessary standard dental claim forms that you will require, in order to make your reimbursement from your insurance company as easy and smooth as possible.


Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage, or any other aspect of your orthodontic experience. Our team members are here to assist you in any way we can. We want to make your orthodontic experience the best it can be.

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