Getting Started

  1. We know you have a busy schedule and that orthodontic treatment is a big commitment not only financially, but also in terms of time. That’s why we offer two convenient locations and are happy to work with you and your insurance company to make treatment affordable. Here’s how to start…Call 208-322-4458 or email to schedule a free initial exam.
  2. Visit us for your initial exam. It is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. At this first visit, Dr. Mongillo will personally sit and talk with you to find out your concerns and aims. He’ll do an extra-oral and intra-oral screening to assess the condition of your jaws, lips, tongue, and teeth. Common questions that will be answered by the end of the visit will 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 appointment: If treatment is recommended at the initial exam, a records appointment is needed to gather all pertinent information to correctly diagnose and create a treatment plan that is right for you. Typically, photos, x-rays, impressions, and measurements are taken at the records appointment.
  4. Consultation appointment: Dr. Mongillo will sit down with you to discuss the oral situation and present the treatment plan as well as any risks, limitations, and alternative treatment options. With your consent, we can get started!
  5. The big day! We’ll put the braces on, go over proper oral hygiene and home care including foods to avoid. There may even be a little surprise before you leave!