Getting Started

We know that your life is moving—your smile should keep up! You have a busy schedule and want to start seeing results as soon as possible, but cost is definitely a factor. We are excited to help streamline your appointments—or slow things down.  Please let us know which you prefer. Here’s how to start…

  1. Call 208-323-4458 and ask to schedule a free initial exam. We’ll get you in as soon as possible.
  2. Come to your scheduled exam. You could expedite your exam visit by downloading the New Patient Form and emailing it to us completed. At your exam Dr. Mongillo will discuss your goals and check your jaws, mouth, and teeth. Common questions that will be answered at the exam include:
    • What are some ways to accomplish my aims (braces, Invisalign, retainer, etc)?
    • How long will it take?
    • How much will it cost?
    • When can we start?
    • What is the next step?
  1. Records: These can be done same day as the exam. We take pre-treatment photos, x-rays, and scan your teeth to correctly diagnose and prescribe orthodontic treatment that is right for you.
  2. Starting treatment: The big day! We’ll put the braces on or give you your Invisalign aligners. We’ll also go over proper oral hygiene and home care including foods to avoid and ways to make yourself more comfortable during the process.