Braces for Children, Teenagers, and Adults as well as Adult Surgical
Welcome to our website. We look forward to sharing information
about our office and orthodontic treatment. Our motto is: "A
beautiful smile is a lifetime investment!". The success of our
practice is a team effort. With the parent, patient, the doctor and the
staff working together, we can achieve the best results possible.
Some quick facts about our office:
Our office makes braces affordable!!
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|Services we provide:
Phase One Treatment
When a number of baby teeth are still present, treatment can be started to correct severe overbites,
crossbites, thumb sucking or tongue-thrusting habits. Growth modification appliances can be used
when jaw modification is indicated.
Full Orthodontic Treatment (Phase Two)
(Ages 8 & Up)
Braces are used to treat teeth that are too crowded and smiles that have too much spacing as well
as overbites, underbites, crossbites, etc.
If retainers are not worn properly, teeth will relapse.
We replace lost retainers for a fee.
If a patient is examined, but not ready for treatment, he or she is placed under observation and
recalled every 3-6 months to monitor growth and development. There is no charge for an
We are very concerned that your oral health be maintained while you are in braces. A great
emphasis is placed on oral hygiene throughout treatment. We strongly advise that you visit your
general or pediatric dentist every 3-6 months during the course of treatment.
Treatment Procedures Performed Today
Patient Instructions for the Next 30 days
Your First Visit To Our Office
Your first visit will be a comprehensive oral examination. This is a great opportunity to get
acquainted with our doctor and his staff. The doctor will ask you why you don't like your smile. He
will then tell you how he is going to fix the problem. We would like for you to leave our office with
the answers to the following questions:
and your dentist, there is no charge for your initial exam.
It is important that you bring your Insurance Card to this appointment. The Office manager will tell
you what your co-pay is after the insurance has been deducted. I
Diagnostic Records and Consultation:
If your initial examination indicates that you need treatment, we then arrange for complete
diagnostic records. During this one-hour appointment, we will take x-rays, photographs and
impressions of your teeth and a wax bite to obtain the relationship of your jaws. A complete
diagnosis is based on these records. The Doctor will not treat you until he takes Records. If you are
transferring from another Orthodontist, Records will be taken again. A detailed treatment plan will
be discussed with you a month later at the Spacer/Treatment Plan appointment.
Getting Your Braces
About a week after the spacers are placed, bands are cemented over the back teeth. Brackets will
be bonded on the remaining teeth. Archwires are then fastened to the bands and the brackets.
None of these procedures are painful. Depending on the individual case, upper and lower braces
may be applied at separate times. Monthly checks-ups will be followed to adjust the archwires and
replace the elastics. The patient gets to choose two colors of elastics every month. These monthly
adjustments will change the pressure on the teeth so that they can move into the right places.
Orthodontics is not only a financial investment. It is also an investment of your time.
Our Financial Policy
Fees for treatment are based on the severity or complexity of your orthodontic problem. A discount
is given for full payment at the initiation of treatment. However, most patients pay the fee during the
time of their treatment. (There is no finance charge and no interest charges). Payments are made
monthly, whether appointments are kept and/or missed.
We realize that temporary financial problems may effect timely monthly payments on your account. If
such problems do arise, please do not ignore your bill and our correspondences. Instead, contact
us promptly for assistance in management of your account.
We will complete all filing of your insurance forms. We make every effort to help you receive your
maximum orthodontic benefits from your insurance company. With your cooperation, we are always
successful. While filing insurance claims is a courtesy that we extend to our patients, you must
If your have any questions about information or uncertainty regarding insurance coverage, PLEASE
do not hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you!