First Visit

Scottsdale orthodontist, Dr. Goldstein, with a young first time patient.

Welcome!  At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we love seeing new patients and look forward to talking with you about orthodontic care. Your first visit with Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Feinberg or Dr. Masserman will be a great time to get to know the doctors and their friendly staff members! And, it will give us a chance to get to know a little more about you.

The appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit 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 examination for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and digital study models which are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan.

During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs:

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address such as crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, or crowding?

  • Is orthodontic treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?

  • What orthodontic appliances may be used and what treatment options are available?

  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?

  • How long will treatment take?


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

We will then schedule a consultation visit to discuss treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements. It is very important to us that our patients leave the office with a clear understanding of their orthodontic needs, what treatment will consist of and how long it will take. We encourage questions from both the patient and the parent, and as such, we provide ample time to answer all your questions.

 Call Today To Schedule Your First Visit!

Thank you for placing your trust in us. Don’t wait to get started on creating that beautiful smile that you deserve! Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Feinberg and Dr. Masserman promise to provide you with the ultimate in orthodontic care and service. Reach out now by calling 480-949-0332. We look forward to helping you achieve the best smile possible from the first visit and throughout treatment.