Your First Visit With Us

What To Expect

Are you a new patient? We can’t wait to meet you!

Complimentary Consultation

It all starts with a complimentary consultation. At your very first visit we will provide a complete oral exam, discuss financials, and help you create a payment plan that works for you.

Form Your Treatment Plan

Once we perform an oral exam & discuss financials, we will formulate a personalized treatment plan for your oral health needs. We want you to feel informed and confident in your plan with us!

Schedule Next Appointments

We will schedule follow up appointments with you to start your personalized plan. If treatment is not needed immediately, and we are waiting and watching for the perfect time to start – the periodic visits are complementary as well.

Virtual Consultation

At North Seattle Orthodontics our vision is to provide an exceptional orthodontic experience in every way. Dr. Lyons is passionate about implementing the latest technology and we are excited to offer online Virtual Consultation options. It’s as easy as 4 steps!

Step 1:

Call to Schedule a Virtual Consult

Step 2:

Take a few photos of your face and teeth (Instructions will be emailed to you)

Step 3:

Send your photos to our HIPAA secure Smile Snap App (this will be emailed to you) along with completed new patient registration forms

Step 4:

We’ll see you online to review your treatment options!

For your Smile Assessment we are looking for 8 photographs you can take yourself or with the help of a family member.


The global environment has created a shift toward virtual experiences, and we are adapting to the need of our patients and people such as yourself, seeking orthodontic treatment.
While we are so excited to meet you in person, this is a great way to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, or if your child is the right age to start treatment.

Flexible, Affordable, Interest-free Payment Plans

We are proud of our reputation for being an in office with flexible, affordable, interest-free payment plans, and fair prices, always in line with other area orthodontists. The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan.

Our treatment coordinator will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget so that you are able to make the best choice for you, and your smile. If you are using FSA/HSA funds for your treatment, we can arrange a payment plan that will maximize your benefits with these accounts.

What About Insurance?

At North Seattle Orthodontics, we are experienced at helping patients maximize their insurance benefits. With your most current insurance information, we will file your insurance claims for you and help ensure you have the lowest possible treatment fee and the highest insurance reimbursement. While we are not preferred providers with any insurance plans, most insurances cover orthodontia services rendered by non-participating providers, providing there are out of network benefits. Not sure what your insurance covers? We can help you find out and take care of all the details for you!

Schedule your appointment today!


We have been serving the Seattle and Shoreline neighborhoods of Northgate, Ballard, Viewridge, Maple Leaf, Greenwood, Laurelhurst, Innis Arden, Blue Ridge and more for over 20 years.  Contact us today to schedule your first visit with our team.