Your First Visit to the Orthodontist


It’s free. It’s painless. We promise.

We know many people are afraid of going to the orthodontist. Kids are afraid it’s going to hurt their teeth and parents are afraid it’s going to hurt their bank accounts. At Smith Orthodontics, making everyone who walks through our doors as comfortable as possible is our goal.

We start by offering free initial exams to anyone interested in braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontic treatment.

New Patient Forms


Our new patient forms are available online, but if you prefer, you can also fill them out at our office. They include questions about your medical history, insurance information, and who is allowed to receive information about your visits with us.

Initial Exam

We will take x-rays of you or your child’s teeth and jaws to determine what is going on both above and below the gums. Next, we’ll create digital images of the teeth with our iTero scanner, which replace the impressions made with gooey compound and molds.

Both a staff member and Dr. Smith take part in every new patient exam, so you have two friendly professionals at your disposal to ask any questions you may have. You will also receive a recommendation for treatment.


Insurance and Payment Information

We will go over the entire cost of treatment, contact your insurance provider to see what coverage is available and discuss payment options, all before you leave our office. We want you to walk out the door feeling informed and ready to make a decision, if you haven’t already.

Our Paying for Treatment page has more information about how we make braces affordable.

Patient Testimonial

  "They were so polite with Maddie from her first appointment on. They made her very happy with the choices she made. Dr. Amy and her staff are AWESOME!! They are so welcoming and make you feel comfortable...So kind and caring.  Maddie’s brother Garrett will be getting treatment there also in the near future...His first appointment was a great experience also!! I highly recommend Dr. Amy and her staff !! I wish I could rate them higher than 5 stars - they deserve more!!" - Barbara

Are you ready to learn more about Braces and Invisalign®?

Contact Smith Orthodontics, the trusted orthodontist in Ripley WV and Parkersburg WV, to learn more about how we can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Call our office at (304) 865-0000 or click the button below.