First Visit


Thank you for your interest in Starnes Orthodontics, the office of Dr. Heidi Starnes in Newport Beach, your home for high-quality orthodontics . As your trusted Newport Beach orthodontist, we don’t only place an emphasis on providing efficient orthodontic treatments – we want to make your orthodontic experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. We understand that many people may be nervous about their first visit to the orthodontist, which is why we’d like to give you a quick rundown as to what will go on during your initial appointment.

Visiting Starnes Orthodontics in Newport Beach

What to Bring with You

Please assist us by bringing a few things with you to your first visit to our office. If you have orthodontic insurance, we ask that you bring your insurance card. By bringing this card with you, we’ll be able to make an estimate of your costs. Also, if you’ve had any panoramic X-rays taken in the past six months, we ask that you bring those as well. If you’d like to save some time on the day of your appointment, you can fill out our new patient form prior to your appointment and bring it with you when you visit us.

Our Orthodontics Examination

During your initial orthodontic exam with Dr. Starnes, we want you to feel free to ask us any questions that you may have. We’ll be glad to address your concerns and cover all the basics of orthodontic treatment, including:

  • What treatment procedures will be needed (braces, Invisalign®, early treatment, etc.)
  • When treatment will be needed
  • How long the treatment will take
  • What the cost will be
  • What payment options are available

While we’ll be able to answer these general questions about orthodontic treatment during the initial exam, we’ll address specific concerns after we’ve carefully analyzed your diagnostic records. At Starnes Orthodontics, we believe that it’s of the utmost importance to analyze each patient’s specific needs in-depth because dedicated treatment planning leads to optimal results and higher patient satisfaction.

Our Orthodontic Consultation

After your initial visit with us, we’ll schedule a consultation with you to discuss treatment options, time frames, and financial arrangements. We want all our patients to leave our office with a clear understanding of their orthodontic situation and everything treatment entails.

We believe that great orthodontic care is based around open, honest communication. Our team promises to always speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and our recommendations. By working together, we can reach our common goal of getting you the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Schedule an Appointment with Your Newport Beach Orthodontist Today!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (949) 720-8145. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at our Newport Beach office. We can’t wait to hear from you and welcome you to our patient family!