Patient Portal

New Patient Forms

Please prepare for your first appointment by completing our new patient information forms. Download the forms to your computer to complete at home. Then bring them with you to your first appointment.

These documents are in PDF format. If you’re unable to read PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader free from Adobe.

Office Visit

Complimentary Exam
Your first visit to our office will be a free exam for you or your child. The doctor will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll discuss what type of treatment is necessary and how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You’ll understand everything you need to know in order to proceed with treatment.

Records Appointment
After your complimentary exam, when you decide to proceed with treatment, records are then made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination, study models of the teeth, photos of the patient’s face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.

After the doctor has thoroughly evaluated your diagnostic records, we’ll explain your treatment to you in detail, including the cost for your particular case.

Regular Appointments
After the records appointment, we’ll be ready to schedule the appointment to place your new appliances (braces, expanders, etc.). Getting appliances placed usually takes one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes about 30 minutes.

Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.

Financial Information

The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. During your visit, we’ll discuss with you the cost of your treatment, and each of your available payment plan options, so you are able to make the best choice for you and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.

Insurance
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider and make sure you understand your insurance benefits.

Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best care whenever you need it.

Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or payment options, and let us know how we can help to make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one.

It is really hard to find a very caring and honest orthodontist you can trust with your smile ... until you meet Dr. Jerome! He is also highly skilled and professional, delivering the best treatment possible for his patients. I ABSOLUTELY recommend him for your orthodontic needs.Jane Smith - Poway

LOCATED IN 4S RANCH

Visit us at our state-of-the-art office located in San Diego's beautiful 4S Ranch community. Our building is easy to find just off of Camino Del Norte and offers ample parking making your appointment with us smooth and simple. We look forward to seeing you soon.
16918 Dove Canyon Road, Suite. 202 San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 924-1800 - braces@signaturebraces.com