How do I formally transfer orthodontic care?
In the event you need to transfer your orthodontic care prior to the completion of treatment, it is recommended that you visit your current orthodontist right before you leave. Your records will need to be prepared for transfer and an AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) active patient transfer form must be completed as well, this allows the new office to legally resume care.
Your first appointment at a new office (or at our office if you are transferring care to us), will include a consultation with the orthodontist, the patient, and their parent or legal guardian if the patient is a minor. During the first appointment, the orthodontist will review the initial records taken at the beginning of treatment, any progress notes or progress records and discuss with you the orthodontic plan of care moving forward. After this first visit with your new provider, you will likely resume routine visits every 4-6 weeks or as recommended at the discretion of the orthodontic provider.