Your First Visit


Patient Registration Forms

You may access the following new patient forms to assist us with your care. Please fill out these forms and submit along with your dental insurance card. These forms will be electronically submitted to our office, no need to print or bring to your appointment.
Child Medical History Form
Adult Medical History Form

Your First Visit

If you are a new patient you may contact our front desk team at (912) 354-3474 and/or email at

What to Expect at Your Initial Appointment With Us

Be prepared to be greeted with our signature smiles from our front desk 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 fill out your initial paperwork right here on our website and this will be submitted to our office immediately upon completion. 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 office. If you have a dental insurance card you have the option to send an image of the card along with your initial paperwork. Just upload the image.

Your initial appointment will consist of a very thorough examination by Dr. Waters and a discussion of potential treatment options. We have reserved a complimentary 1-hour appointment for you to spend with our treatment coordinator and Dr. Waters 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?

We encourage you to ask questions and even have provided you with an excellent list of 21 questions to ask your orthodontist.

21 Questions:
While we often can answer these 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. 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 orthododontic 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!

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 your appointment. We strive to respect your time and eliminate a 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.