The time has FINALLY come! You’re ready to get your braces removed and show off your perfect new smile. Now is the time to consider your retainer options. Retainers are necessary as long as you want to keep your completed smile looking perfect. Or, as Dr. Larrabee likes to say,
“Retainers are for life!”
When a dentist tells you it’s time to start considering orthodontic care for your child, or when you are thinking about Invisalign for yourself, the concern of cost almost always plays a role in your decision-making process. Hand in hand with cost comes the complicated world of orthodontic insurance. Every individual’s insurance plan is unique, but we will do our best to help you navigate through it.
At an increasing rate, we’ve had patients asking us how services with companies such as Smile Direct Club, compare to the services they receive at Advanced Orthodontics. While we can only speak to the quality of care you will receive at our office, we can give a comparison of the treatment process as described on their website.
Dr. Larrabee and the American Association of Orthodontics recommend that children receive their initial evaluation from an orthodontist by the age of seven. A lot of parents, referred by their general dentist or pediatrician for a complimentary consultation, are concerned that “seven is too young to be thinking about braces?”. By the age of seven, most children have begun to lose their primary teeth, and their adult teeth are making their way in. At this point, most orthodontic problems can be identified; sometimes it is what you CAN’T see that can be the problem…
“How long will my treatment take?” is probably the most common question we hear
from patients. From the day you begin treatment, we know you are counting down the
days that remain until you have your perfect smile. There are many factors that contribute
to the length of treatment including the complexity of your treatment, your age, and your
commitment to following the right steps towards your orthodontic treatment. Remember, if you put in the time now, your beautiful, healthy smile will last you a lifetime!
Although modern orthodontics have come a long way, traditional metal braces still have a pretty poor reputation. Many people still think of them as an unflattering mouth full of metal, and some even delay getting orthodontic treatment because they’re afraid of how braces could affect their looks. Teens especially may be mortified by the idea of sporting a “brace face,” even though these treatments have improved their look in leaps and bounds in recent years.
Here at Advanced Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth, not dread it. Fortunately, Invisalign Teen can achieve just that!
Your first visit to our office is an exciting time! This is our chance to get acquainted, and for you to learn all about the treatments and services we offer here at Advanced Orthodontics. When you walk in, you may find that it looks similar to your regular dentist’s office, but what we do here is little different, and it all begins with your initial consultation. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from your first orthodontic appointment with Advanced Orthodontics!
What is orthodontics? Most people out there could probably tell you what an orthodontist does if you asked them. But there’s also a good chance that many of them wouldn’t be able to expand on the topic. Here at Advanced Orthodontics, we want to help you dig a little deeper into where the practice of Orthodontics originated, and most importantly, what it can do for you and your family!