In order to serve your needs, we have devoted considerable time and effort into designing our scheduling system. What we would like to accomplish:
We ask that you are present and on time for each of your appointments.
We want to have adequate time during each appointment to perform procedures scheduled for that day.
We wish to answer any questions you may have and update your treatment progress at each appointment - feel free to ask!
Finally, we want to work with you as much as possible to schedule around your work and school hours.
Appointments are generally scheduled every 8-10 weeks with appointments lasting thirty minutes. Treatment modalities and technological advances allow for movement of teeth in the time between appointments. When Dr. Bright deems it necessary, time between visits may be shortened or lengthened.
In an effort to see as many patients as possible after school, all appointments forty minutes or longer are scheduled between 8:30 am and 2:00 pm. After-school appointments are reserved for regular adjustments and retainer visits. We make every effort to remain on schedule, as we know that your time is very valuable.
Though we attempt to be as flexible as possible, we cannot guarantee after-school appointments. It is interesting to note that a patient in braces will, on average, have approximately five regular appointments during the school year, which can be scheduled at different times so that the student does not miss the same classes each time.
Should an unexpected need for a visit arise, we will do our best to work you into our schedule on that same working day. Please always call ahead for an appointment. After-hours orthodontic emergencies will be seen if the patient is in pain or feels that it is necessary. Contact us at 281-599-1155 for a recorded message containing the telephone numbers of qualified personnel who will be able to assist you with your problem. For all other emergencies, be sure to call your dentist or 911.
Please note that missed appointments and/or numerous appointment changes will definitely extend your treatment time, which may result in damage to the teeth and gums due to lack of supervision of the braces and associated tooth movement. However, should you find that you cannot keep an appointment, please try to call or e-mail 24 hours in advance so that we have the opportunity to schedule someone else in that time slot and so that we can reschedule your appointment.