Starting Your Smile

At The Smile Patio Orthodontics, in Vista, Ca, we believe that your first orthodontic visit is the most important one.

Easy and Painless

The first visit to a doctor’s office can sometimes seem intimidating, especially for kids. At The Smile Patio Orthodontics, your first visit will be totally painless.

At your first free consultation, you’ll be welcomed by our team, introduced to expert orthodontist Dr. Albaugh, and shown around our office.

Our highly-trained, orthodontic treatment coordinator will then take x-rays, digital photographs, and an intraoral scan of your teeth. These images are the best way for us to see your teeth, jaws, and facial soft tissue.

Your Custom Treatment Plan

After reviewing your records, Dr. Albaugh will join you in a private consultation room to discuss your individualized and unique treatment plan.

Dr. Albaugh will point out specific areas of concern and show you what kind of corrections you can expect by showing photos and videos of similar cases.

Dr. Albaugh and his assistant will walk you through the process and take as much time as needed to answer any questions you have. Then you’ll decide together what kind of treatment is best for you or your child.

They’ll explain everything—from scheduling to expected discomfort levels, to finances and payment options.

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Start Your Treatment the Same Day

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits. We value the relationship that we’ll build with you and your family throughout that process. We want to make sure you’re confident that you’re receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day. We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit.

Get Started

If you have any more questions about your first orthodontic visit, please contact us.

You can also schedule a free consultation by filling out a simple online form. Dr. Albaugh and the team at The Smile Patio Orthodontics are ready to help you get the smile of your dreams.