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 that treatment is necessary, Dr. Gorin will need a little more information so that a comprehensive plan can be developed. All the information that Dr. Gorin requires is obtained during a diagnostic records appointment. The records can be taken on the day of your initial consultation.

If possible, we ask that you please fill out the following forms ahead of your appointment and bring them with you to your consultation.  

Download Adult Consultation Form

Download Child Consultation Form

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 practice social distancing, wash hands regularly, and wear an approved mask during gatherings.

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 with an approved mask (N95, KN95, KF94, 3-layer surgical). 

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  and cephalometric x-rays, an intra-oral scan 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, photos and an intra-oral scan will be taken at this visit. The data is then uploaded to our computers so that Dr. Gorin can perform a detailed analysis. Specific landmarks on the x-rays and scans are digitized so that growth patterns, space availability and responses to proposed treatment can be evaluated. The diagnostic 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.