Your First Visit
What to Expect at Your Initial Consultation
Dr. Gorin's warm and cheerful orthodontic staff will welcome you as soon as you arrive to the office. Dr. Gorin will perform a gentle examination that usually reveals a great deal about the patient’s orthodontic situation. If the examination indicates the needs for treatment, Dr. Gorin will need a little more information so that a comprehensive plan can be developed. All of the information that Dr. Gorin requires is obtained during a diagnostic records appointment. These records can be taken on the day of your initial consultation, if it is convenient for you.
If possible, we ask that you please fill out the following forms ahead of your appointment and bring them with you to your consultation.
Please wear a mask when visiting our office
The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with a challenge, unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. As expected, New Yorkers are responding. I am encouraged by data that show our efforts to stop its spread are making a difference. In order to keep the infection rate down, it’s important that we continue to stay home, practice social distancing, wash hands regularly, and wear a mask if you must leave your home.
At gorinOrthodontics, we follow CDC guidelines and regularly look for ways to keep our patients and staff safe. Effective Monday, April 20, we are requiring that all patients and visitors entering our offices cover their nose and mouth. You can do this with a scarf, a homemade cloth mask, or your own surgical mask.
Masks have been shown to decrease the spread of COVID-19 from infected people, even those who do not have symptoms. Because of this, if your nose and mouth are not covered, you will not be allowed to enter our offices.
Are You Seeking a Second Opinion?
If you are seeking a second opinion from Dr. Gorin, please bring a copy of your orthodontic records to your initial consultation with Dr. Gorin.
Click the button below to download a Request for Duplication of Orthodontic Records document. This document is used to formally request duplications of your records from the previous orthodontist. Upon receipt of the document, the orthodontist will supply you with duplications of your records. Our office can also make a request for your records if you prefer. A complete set of orthodontic records includes panoramic x-ray, cephalometric x-ray, models and photos.
What to Expect at Your Diagnostic Records Appointment
Our office uses the information obtained from your diagnostic records to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. X-rays and molds of the mouth will be taken at this visit. In the old days, these molds were poured into stone so that a representation of the mouth could be obtained. Today, our office uses state-of-the-art technology that includes sending the molds to a scanning lab. The scanning process turns the information obtained from the molds into a digitized representation of the oral condition. This data is then uploaded to our computers so that Dr. Gorin can perform a detailed analysis. Specific landmarks on the x-rays are also digitized so that growth patterns, space availability and responses to proposed treatment can be evaluated. The records appointment takes about 30 minutes.
What to Expect at Your Case Presentation
Once Dr. Gorin has developed a comprehensive treatment plan, you'll return for a case presentation appointment. This appointment is usually a few days after your diagnostic records visit. This appointment is scheduled at the end of the day, when the office is quiet, and when Dr. Gorin can devote complete attention to you and the presentation of your plan. Treatment options and alternatives are discussed, as well as appliance selection. Fees, payment options and insurance contributions can also be discussed at this time. Orthodontic treatment can then begin.