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. The Difference Between DIY Orthodontics and In-Office Treatment For those who aren’t familiar, Smile Direct Club and similar
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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
Young couple wearing braces smiling
“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
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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.
Advanced Orthodontics, Mesa, Arizona
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