Rhode Island Orthodontic Group proudly offers six convenient locations to better serve the needs of all our patients. We have offices in East Greenwich, Warwick, Wickford, Wakefield, Coventry, Barrington and Westerly.
Our practice strives to be convenient and fair to all of our patients, which is why we have carefully crafted our scheduling policies with everyone in mind.
When your schedule allows, we'd prefer to combine the initial examination with the records and consultation appointments. Then, the braces will be placed at a subsequent appointment. If the initial exam is combined with the records and consultation appointment, it generally takes about one and a half hours. The fitting and removal of braces require longer appointments (1-2 hours).
Many of our patients have school and/or work during the day, and we are sensitive to their needs for afternoon appointments. Due to the demand for these time slots, late afternoon appointments are reserved for shorter adjustment appointments so that as many patients can be seen in the afternoons as possible. Longer appointments, such as initial banding, de-banding and emergency or repair appointments, will be scheduled during the day. Also, missed or cancelled appointments will often need to be scheduled during the day since our afternoon appointments are often filled weeks in advance.
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 appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you might be asked to reschedule your appointment.
We request a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, and we appreciate your cooperation. In the event that an appointment is missed/cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible; however, it may be necessary to reschedule during school or work hours. Missed appointments could possibly result in an extension of your treatment time.