Your First Visit (Orthodontic Exam)

Your dentist may have recommended you or your child seek an evaluation for orthodontic treatment. You may have been referred by one of our patients currently in treatment. Or you may have decided on your own that you would like a beautiful, healthy smile and wanted to obtain more answers. Whatever your reason, we welcome the opportunity to serve you and welcome you to our office.

amicable staff at orthdontiic office of dr engen spokane wa

When you come into our office for the first time, you will be greeted by one of our front office staff. You should have received the initial paperwork in the mail. Please have this filled out prior to your visit. This will save time when you arrive. .

kids area at our orthodontic office in Spokane WAWhile you are waiting, kids of all ages can keep themselves occupied in our Kid’s Area. We have Game Boys, DVD’s, books, puzzles, stuffed animals to keep kids entertained while they are waiting, or if brother or sister are being treated.

Once you have been brought back to the examination room, we will review your medical history. Every patient will receive a complementary comprehensive orthodontic examination from the doctor to determine the complete orthodontic status of your mouth.

orthodontist Dr. Engen thoroughly examines a patient

After the doctor has had the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate your findings, you will meet one-on-one for a private consultation and discuss your proposed treatment options. We place great emphasis on educating our patients on the orthodontic process. During this discussion the doctor will give his treatment recommendations, discuss costs of the proposed treatment, as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions of the doctor as well as any other questions you may have.

Dr. Engen discusses various orthodontic treatment optionsAfter your private consultation with the doctor, you will meet with our business office where we can answer any financial questions you have, check insurance coverage, as well as schedule your treatment. We offer many payment choices and will work with you to help make the best arrangements possible.

Because your general dental health is so important to us, every orthodontic patient will receive a free Sonicare toothbrush for use at home. In addition, one week after your braces are put on, we will bring you back in for a free fluoride varnish to prevent any decalcifications and decay. This is especially important as Spokane is a non-fluoridated community and patients growing up here are at higher risk for decalcification and decay.


Lyle B. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014


State of the art care! I like the “get it right” attitude. After eight years I have not had one negative experience.

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014


Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.