Starting Your Innovative Smile Experience

At Innovative Orthodontics in Savannah, Rincon, and Pooler, we believe that your first orthodontic visit is the most important one.

Easy and Painless

The first visit to a doctor’s office can sometimes seem intimidating, especially for kids. But, your first visit to Innovative Orthodontics will be completely pain-free.

At your first free consultation, you’ll be greeted with a signature smile from our front desk team who will be there to show you around our office and get signed in for your first appointment with us.

We have provided you with the option to print out your new patient paperwork and email that information back to us at If you are unable to email that back to us, you are more than welcome to bring that information to your appointment with you. Our front desk will review the information you submitted to ensure accuracy and detailed oriented care right from the start!

If you have had a panoramic x-ray taken within the last 6 months you are welcome to bring that to your first appointment, otherwise we are technologically equipped to take the panoramic X-ray in our Savannah, Rincon, or Pooler office. If you have a dental insurance card, you can also email a copy of that to us with your New Patient Paperwork.

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What Happens Next

Your initial appointment will consist of a very thorough examination by Dr. Waters or Dr. Clayton and a discussion of potential treatment options. We have reserved a complimentary 1-hour appointment for you to spend with our treatment coordinator and your orthodontist so that we are able to guide your through this initial process and to instill your confidence in us.

During the initial examination for each patient we will address:

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used for correction?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Your Custom Treatment Plan

While we often can answer most general questions about treatment at your initial examination, we will be able to address more specific areas once diagnostic records are taken and able to be carefully analyzed by Dr. Waters or Dr. Clayton. We feel it is important to review each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We believe that superior orthodontic care begins with open communication. We commit to speaking candidly with you about your diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any possible symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal- helping to achieve a beautiful, confident smile!

Start Your Treatment the Same Day

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits. We value the relationship that we’ll build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you’re receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day. We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit.

Scheduling & Appointments

Appointments are an important part of your treatment, as time has been reserved specifically for you to talk with the doctor and receive treatment. Please arrive on time for your appointments. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you might be asked to reschedule.

We strive to respect your time and eliminate any wait in our office. Arriving on time allows us to give the proper care to each and every patient. We do request at least 24-hour notice if you are unable to make it to your reserved appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, and we appreciate your cooperation.