First Visit

Welcome to our practice! Our number one goal is to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile by providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-based, advanced technology practice. We understand that getting braces is an investment of your time and money, and we are honored that you have chosen us for your orthodontic care.  As you begin your journey toward a beautiful smile, we pledge to make every aspect of your visits with us comfortable and rewarding.    

Your Journey Starts with a Complimentary Consultation

At your complimentary consultation, you will meet our doctor and staff and become familiar with our office. Dr. Phillips will review your dental and medical history forms and conduct an initial exam. X-rays will be taken to help determine what treatment is needed.

We will thoroughly discuss your treatment options, length of treatment and the cost of treatment, including what insurance covers and payment plans, so you leave our office with a clear understanding of what to expect from us. We want to ensure you have all the necessary information to make the best informed decision about your care.

To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 910-392-5773index.

I’ve Had My Complimentary Consultation…What Happens Next?

If you decide to use Dr. Phillips for your orthodontic care, you will need to schedule your first appointment. At this time, Dr. Phillips will place your orthodontic appliance or braces. The appointment lasts about an hour and we will answer any questions you may have.  You are now on your way to having the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!


After you receive your braces, we will schedule adjustment appointments approximately every 4-8 weeks. During these visits, which last between 20-40 minutes, we monitor  your treatment progress and fine-tune your braces. In order for your  treatment to stay on track, it is very important that you keep these scheduled  appointments and follow your treatment instructions.

We will work with you to schedule these appointments around your work and school schedule. We do understand that sometimes because of unforeseen circumstances, you may run late or need to reschedule your appointment. Please notify us as soon as possible if this happens and we will try to accommodate you.

Visiting Your Dentist

After you receive your braces, we recommend you see your dentist every 6 months for a routine cleaning and checkup. Keeping up with your regular dental care is very important. If you require additional dental care, we will be happy to work with your dentist to meet your needs.

Family Care Program

When a patient becomes a part of our practice, we feel a responsibility to the entire family. In a continuing effort to provide quality orthodontics we provide a comprehensive orthodontic examination to all family members at no charge. We prefer to see the patient for the first time at age seven when the permanent teeth start to erupt. As you know, early treatment can often minimize future orthodontic problems and maximize our treatment results. When any additional family member begins comprehensive treatment there will be a $200.00 fee reduction in their total treatment fee.

As a family care provider, we welcome family members of all ages. If a parent or guardian has an orthodontic concern that may not have been addressed at an earlier age, we encourage them to take the opportunity to seek out their options in orthodontics.