First Visit

We can’t wait to meet you! At Smiles for Maine Orthodontics, our goal is to make your experience with us fun, comfortable and informative. While we try to keep it light-hearted in the office, we take creating the best smile for each individual very seriously. Our focus is always on providing the best experience and results for you.

What To Expect

  1. Your first visit starts with a tour by our treatment coordinator who will be with you every step of the way. She’ll introduce you to everything from the latest technology we use to provide the best treatment possible, from state-of-the-art sterilization equipment to keep you safe, to our friendly staff who work hard to make orthodontics easy for our patients.
  2. Photographs and digital x-rays are usually taken, which along with your exam and interview by Dr. Ruff, provides the required information to determine whether treatment is needed,  and if so, to create your custom treatment plan.
  3. We’ll explain all available treatment options to allow you to make a fully informed treatment decision about your orthodontic care.
  4. Once the correct treatment option is determined, we will work with you to determine financial options that works best for you and your budget.  We do our best to make orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone with multiple financing options. While many orthodontic treatment plans take less than 24 months, we have plans available that extend for a longer period to make the payments more manageable. We hope that’s something to smile about!

Office Hours

It is our goal to see you, on time, for your appointment. Time is scheduled to complete the necessary procedure, give information about the treatment and answer any questions you may have. In order for us to maintain a schedule that runs in a timely manner, we request that patients arrive on time to avoid delays, as the day progresses.

Your cooperation and consideration with appointments is greatly appreciated by our office and the patients that are seen after your appointment.