First Visit

Your First Visit at North Potomac Orthodontics


“The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.” – Bryant H. McGill

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

No matter who you are, how old you are, or what your current orthodontic situation is, you deserve a beautiful smile you're proud to show off – and at the office of
Dr. Christine Chen and Dr. Charles C. Harrington, we are committed to helping you achieve that dream smile! 

We offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign, and we'll support you through every step of the orthodontic treatment process – but it all begins with your first visit to our North Potomac, MD office.

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Your first visit with us is an exciting occasion: it's the first part of your orthodontic journey and the first step in achieving a beautiful new smile! We're always excited to meet and get to know new patients during their first visit, and we look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

You can expect your first appointment to take around 45 minutes. During this time we'll get a thorough understanding of the goals you have for your smile and your orthodontic condition.  The doctor will explain your orthodontic treatment options and take the time to answer any questions you may have. When treatment is indicated, there will be enough time after your exam to take diagnostic records.  Diagnostic records include x-rays, photographs, and a digital impression. This collects vital information for our doctors to detail a treatment plan to address your unique needs.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

We know your time is valuable, and we're always looking for ways to make the treatment process easier. If you have them, we kindly ask you to bring these to your first visit to help expedite the process:

  • Panoramic x-rays taken of your teeth if you have them on hand (you may also ask your dentist to send these to us).
  • If you have an orthodontic insurance policy, please bring your insurance card. Providing this will allows us to discuss your insurance with you and help you file your claim.

Schedule a Consultation

Your first visit is the first step on the road to a gorgeous new smile – and all it takes is one phone call or a couple of clicks to set up! If you're ready for a beautiful new smile of your own, call us at 301-977-1441 or request your appointment online today. We'll work with you to create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that suits your lifestyle and helps you achieve a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime!