Your First Visit

Our goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you have always wanted. We recognize that choosing an orthodontist is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.  Your Merced orthodontist, Dr. Chad, and our team will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic experience is as comfortable, convenient, and rewarding as possible. We will use the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, giving you the customized, individual care that you deserve.

Every smile starts with a complimentary consultation!

Your complimentary consultation will give you the opportunity to meet Dr. Chad and our team and learn more about orthodontics. As part of the visit you will receive a complete initial exam, be able to ask your questions, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Chad will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Go over your responses to our “Smile Questionnaire
  • Take X-rays and photos as needed
  • Provide a complete oral exam to determine if treatment is necessary
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
  • Introduce you to the Rowan Rewards Program

During you complimentary orthodontic consultation, we will explain everything that you will need to know about your orthodontic treatment, so that you can choose what’s best for you – no strings attached.   If you’d like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chad, please call (209) 723-6709.

What happens after the initial consultation?

If you do choose to receive orthodontic treatment, you will need to schedule your first appointment. During this first appointment, Dr. Chad will place your new orthodontic appliance. Typically, this appointment is no longer than a couple of hours, and then you’re on your way toward your new smile!

We want to make sure that you are ready for your new adventure. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions our new patients have about preparing themselves for braces. And while it is true there is a long list of foods Dr. Chad asks you not to eat while your braces are on, there is no reason for you to be discouraged. Because you will need to eat soft food, there is no better way to celebrate your new braces than to enjoy your first ice cream cone with braces compliments of Dr. Rowan. After placing your braces and putting in your first wire, we’ll give you a gift certificate to enjoy an ice cream cone from your choice of any number of local ice cream shops.