What to Expect at Your First Visit


Located in Mansfield, PA and Corning, NY, the office of Dr. Melissa Brown is committed to providing the highest quality treatment available in the orthodontic industry. Dr. Melissa L. Brown and her team of professionals offer a wide array of advanced treatments to straighten teeth, including:

We continuously provide a friendly and caring office environment to ensure our patients have a positive experience with us!

Initial Exams for New Patients

Dr. Melissa Brown’s orthodontic team is always excited to meet new patients during their first visit to either our Corning or Mansfield orthodontic offices. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination by Dr. Melissa Brown and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit is complimentary and it will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour.

Questions to Ask

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • 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 to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

While we can often answer these general questions about treatment during the initial examination, we will address specific areas after careful analysis of the diagnostic records. We feel it is important to analyze each patient's specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. We insist that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their specific needs, what the treatment will consist of and how long it will take. Also, we will answer any additional questions.

Patient Forms, X-Rays & Insurance Information

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Please access the Patient Forms and fill them out prior to your first visit. This will save time at your appointment.
  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of your costs.

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!


Contact Your Mansfield, PA & Corning, NY Orthodontist Today!

Located in Mansfield, PA, and Corning, NY, the office of Dr. Melissa L. Brown offers a variety of treatments that cater to our patients’ orthodontic needs. We are always delighted to meet new patients and make them feel at home at our office! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment today!