92 Timber Creek & 2670 Union Ext'd


Getting braces? What to expect during first visit.


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For over 25 years, Dr. Piper has provided braces for kids and adults in the Memphis area. At your initial appointment, Dr. Piper will examine your teeth and tell you if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Also at this important 30-minute visit, we will give you an estimate on the total cost of your braces.

Next visit:  if you decide to begin orthodontic treatment, we will set up a records appointment for you after the initial visit. In this appointment (under one hour) we will take records which include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models. All records appointments are done in the East office on Timber Creek.

About one week later:  you will come back to the office to get your braces on. Banding appointments are done in either the East Memphis or Midtown office and take about one hour.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

Orthodontic Insurance

If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card.

By providing this information at the first visit, we can give you an estimate of your costs.

New Patient Forms

You may access the following form to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the desired form, then bring it to your appointment.

Adult New Patient Forms * (PDF format)

Child New Patient Forms * (PDF format)

* These forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click the red Adobe logo here to download. 

As one of the leading orthodontists in Memphis, Dr. Piper’s goal is to create more than beautiful smiles – he provides quality orthodontics in a professional and caring atmosphere. We strive to assist all of our patients in achieving a lifetime of oral health habits through education, treatment and prevention.