Getting Started

We know you have a busy schedule and want to start seeing results as soon as possible once you know it’s the right thing to do. We can streamline your appointments or slow things down a notch. Just let us know which you prefer. Either way, here’s how to start…

1. Call Us

Dial 208-323-4458 to schedule a free initial exam. We’d like to get you in within a week—maybe even that day!

2. Come To Your Exam

Please complete the New Patient Form and email it to us to speed up the visit. At your exam Dr. Mongillo will discuss your aims and assess your jaws, mouth, and teeth. Common questions that will be answered at the exam include:

  • Do I need orthodontic treatment?
  • When would be the best time to start treatment?
  • What are some ways to accomplish my aims?
  • How long might treatment last?
  • How much might treatment cost?
  • What is the next step?

3. Records

Typically, photos and x-rays can be taken the same day as the initial exam. These records are used to correctly diagnose and create a treatment plan that is right for you.

4. Consultation

After reviewing all records and formulating a treatment plan, Dr. Mongillo will sit down with you to discuss any additional findings and confirm the orthodontic plan. He’ll go over risks, limitations, and alternative treatment options. This visit is often combined with starting treatment.

5. Starting treatment

The big day! We’ll put the braces on or take impressions for clear aligners, go over proper oral hygiene and home care including foods to avoid and ways to make yourself more comfortable during the process.