Your first appointment at Hawaii Smile Designs is a thrilling time! It’s the perfect chance to get to know our team a little more and to find out about all the beneficial orthodontic treatments we offer in Kihei, Lahaina, Lihue, and Hilo, Hawaii.

When you walk through our doors, you should expect to spend about an hour at our office during your first appointment. This gives you plenty of time to learn more about us without having to rush the appointment. This will also give you plenty of opportunities to ask the questions you have.

First, you will meet with one of our patient coordinators who will gather information from you and then bring you back into our office to take records of your mouth. Next, Dr. Aaron Miyai will do a full examination of your mouth.

Second, your orthodontist will determine if you need treatment. Dr. Aaron Miyai will determine if this is the case by taking a series of X-rays to see what is going on underneath the gumline, including the position of the bones, joints, and teeth that are not above the gumline. Your orthodontist will also take a “before” picture of your smile in its current state.

Third, if you need to correct your smile with orthodontic treatment, Dr. Aaron Miyai will discuss your treatment options with you. Together, you will decide which orthodontic treatment is best for you and your smile. If you don’t need treatment, he will encourage you to come into Hawaii Smile Designs periodically to monitor the growth and progress of your teeth and gums.

Fourth, if you’re beginning your orthodontic journey with us, we will schedule your next appointment at your convenience and plan on working toward your perfect smile! This is also a wonderful time to ask any questions you might have.

To learn more about your first orthodontic appointment, please call our office at (808) 874-9229 and talk to a member of our orthodontic team. We are happy to help you!