First Visit

First Visit to Dr. Gonzalez, Your San Antonio Orthodontist


As your preferred San Antonio Orthodontist, Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., and his friendly team are proud to provide top-quality, expert orthodontic treatment in our warm and welcoming office environment. Dr. Gonzalez is board certified by the American Board Of Orthodontics and is a member of the staff at Methodist Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. In addition to a wide array of orthodontic services, he also practices craniofacial and surgical orthodontics for the most complex cases.

Our team works closely with each patient to design personalized treatment plans for your unique needs and smile goals. Everyone in our office loves meeting new patients, so we encourage you to stop by for your first visit to our office soon! Whether you’re getting orthodontic treatment as an adult or as a child, here’s what you can expect at your first visit:

Your New Patient Orthodontic Screening & Diagnosis

As a new patient, the first appointment is your first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile. When you arrive at our office, we’ll get acquainted, determine your orthodontic condition, and discuss potential treatment options such as Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or braces.

During your first visit to your San Antonio orthodontist, Dr. Gonzalez will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jaws. Based on his evaluation, he’ll make a preliminary diagnosis and talk with you about your orthodontic health and discuss the treatment options available to you. He’ll also give an estimate of the timeline and cost of your proposed treatment, and if you would like to proceed with this treatment, we’ll begin by preparing our diagnostic records during your first visit.

First Visit

Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr. and his father, Dr. Roy R. Gonzalez, practiced together for many years until Dr. Roy R. Gonzalez’s retirement in 2016.

What To Expect During Your First Orthodontic Exam

We’ll begin with taking photographs of your face and mouth. You’ll enjoy looking back at as “before” photos when your treatment is complete. Whether you choose braces or Invisalign, we know you’ll be thrilled with your “after” photos! We will also take X-rays of your head and teeth, and take impressions (molds) of your teeth. We may place some small rubber or metal separators between your back teeth to make placement of the orthodontic bands more comfortable at your next visit. The office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez is a second generation family-owned business. We are not a corporate chain. We treat patients as individuals, not with a corporate mentality.

Before your next visit, your Dr. Gonzalez will study your photographs, X-rays, and the models of your teeth, to create a detailed plan for your new smile, using whatever orthodontic approach is most appropriate for your case. At your next visit, we’ll begin placing some of your braces or fitting your first set of Invisalign aligners. Finally, your treatment is on its way!

Affordable Financial & Insurance Payment Options

We are pleased to offer flexible financial and insurance payment options for our patients, through a variety of affordable payment plans. We offer interest-free financing spread out during the course of your treatment. A courtesy discount is provided for full payment at the beginning of your case. Find out more about our flexible payment options or contact us with any questions.

Come Visit Dr. Gonzalez, Your Orthodontist in San Antonio!

As the leading San Antonio orthodontist, Dr. Gonzalez and his team have helped countless patients across San Antonio and the surrounding areas transform their smiles for generations. If you’re considering a first visit to start working toward your dream smile, don’t wait—book your free consultation today. If you have any questions related to orthodontics, we welcome you to give us a call at (210) 344-9295, or reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to see you!