New Orthodontics Patients

Your First Visit With Our Gurnee & Vernon Hills Orthodontist

At Affiliated Dental Specialists, we are always excited about the opportunity to meet new patients and see how Vernon Hills and Gurnee, IL orthodontist Dr. Gary Klein can help them achieve the smile of their dreams.

From the first day you enter our orthodontic office, you will be treated with personalized care and attention in a professional and safe environment. From cosmetic Clarity braces to Invisalign, our practice offers comprehensive care that is designed to fit ideally into your personal lifestyle.

We offer complimentary consultations to all new orthodontic patients. As a new patient, there will be three important scheduled appointments:

1st Appointment: Free Consultation

During your first orthodontic consultation, Dr. Klein will perform a thorough examination of the face, jaws and teeth. Our Gurnee orthodontist will tell you if orthodontic treatment is needed and when is the best time to start. The doctor strives to achieve an optimal result in the shortest amount of time. Sometimes that means waiting until some of the child’s permanent teeth erupt or for jaw growth to begin. The doctor will follow your child closely to identify the right time to start.

Adult patients may need to have other dental care completed prior to starting treatment. We will communicate with your dentist to insure that treatment starts at the optimal time. Whether for our younger patients or our more “mature” patients, rest assured you will be involved every step along the way.

2nd Appointment: Diagnostic Records

If/when orthodontic treatment is recommended, we will schedule an appointment to take orthodontic records which include digital x-rays and photographs of the face and teeth as well as impressions of the teeth.┬áDr. Klein will use this information to develop a customized treatment plan designed for you or your child’s unique orthodontic needs. The doctor will also use these records to gauge progress while in treatment.

3rd Appointment: Treatment Planning

After our Vernon Hills orthodontist has studied the orthodontic records, a private consultation will be scheduled to discuss the recommended treatment plan with you in detail. Financial arrangements and coordinated orthodontic insurance benefits will also be discussed at that appointment. You will have time to ask any questions that you might have at this appointment as well.

When patients are ready and excited to start treatment, we can combine these three appointments into one visit.


For your convenience, our new patient forms are posted online. You can save time by filling them out before you come in and bringing them with you to your first visit.

Whether you are interested in orthodontic treatment for yourself as an adult or for your child, at Affiliated Dental Specialists we offer quality care for the whole family that you can trust. We serve the families of Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Libertyville, Lindenhurst and the surrounding areas. Contact our Gurnee or Vernon Hills orthodontics offices today for more information on the treatments that we offer or to schedule your first orthodontic visit!