We applaud your courage in choosing to seek orthodontic care and visiting our office. Our orthodontist and team are committed to helping you make the best decisions possible for your oral health and smile. Our goal for your first visit to Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics is to build a mutual understanding and rapport.

Before your initial appointment, it would be beneficial for you to share the name of your regular dentist and your dental insurance details. Our team will endeavor to procure any existing X-rays from your general dentist and verify your dental insurance coverage before you arrive. Should we encounter difficulties in acquiring recent X-rays from your general dentist, we may request that you undergo X-ray imaging during your visit to ensure accurate diagnosis.

When you first arrive, we will review your medical and dental history, as well as discuss your smile goals and desires. One of our friendly assistants will capture facial and intraoral photographs to help both you and Dr. Taera Kim better understand your orthodontic condition. If time permits, we will also take a digital iTero® scan of your mouth to further evaluate your teeth and simulate your final treatment result.

Our experienced orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination, including assessments of extraoral, intraoral, TMJ, airway and sleep conditions, culminating in a discussion of treatment alternatives, the risks and benefits associated with each and subsequent maintenance strategies. Our emphasis extends beyond immediate treatment, focusing on the necessary steps to sustain the outcomes. Effective homecare and ongoing maintenance are crucial for long-term optimal dental health.

By the conclusion of your initial visit, you will possess a deeper understanding of your dental condition and the treatment options available to you. We aspire for this visit to empower you with the knowledge to choose the best path forward.

Treatment Tailored to Your Unique Needs

When it comes to oral health, a universal solution rarely exists. At our practice, we greet each patient with empathy, dedicating ourselves to formulating a personalized dental plan tailored specifically to your needs. Our commitment to embracing the latest and most effective dental technologies ensures that we provide the highest standard of care. You can rest assured that you are in capable hands, surrounded by a team that genuinely cares.

To set up an appointment with Dr. Kim to learn more about orthodontics in La Vista, Nebraska, give us a call at 402-614-7022.