Your First Visit


What to Expect at Your Consultation

We know choosing an orthodontist to change your child’s smile – or your own – is a big decision. To ensure you feel fully informed and confident about moving forward with Houston Orthodontic Specialists, we offer free consultations. This initial visit, which takes about an hour, gives you a chance to check out our office, get to know the team, learn about your treatment options and have your questions answered. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment in Houston or Bellaire, book your complimentary appointment with us online or by calling our office at (713) 667-6000 (Bellaire) or (281) 752-4222 (West Houston). Here’s what you can expect at your first visit:


A Warm Welcome

Our friendly team members will greet you with smiles and you’ll feel comfortable as soon as you walk in our door. We keep wait times to a minimum but if you arrive early, have a seat in our soothing reception area and unwind for a few moments. When it’s time to get started, we’ll show you around and then take you back to our modern treatment area.

Complimentary Diagnostic Records

Once you’re settled, a team member will take low-dose, digital x-rays and photos of your smile free of charge. Dr. Tabakman or Dr. Bloome will also complete a thorough exam. They’ll use these findings to develop an accurate diagnosis and create a personalized treatment plan.

Chat With the Doctor

Your orthodontist will sit down with you and your family and discuss the diagnosis and the treatment options that will bring out the best in your smile. They’ll walk you through their plan and answer any and all questions you have. A team member will go over the logistics like the cost of treatment, your insurance coverage and our payment plans to ensure your smile makeover will work for your budget. You’ll leave our office knowing that you will receive the amazing care you deserve.

Start Treatment!

We know you’re busy and to save you from having to make another trip to our office, we offer same-day starts. If you’re ready to jump right in, you can begin your treatment immediately after your consultation!
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