what we DO
Our compassionate staff delivers high-quality orthodontic treatment in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything about our practice is designed to create a comfortable and safe experience for our patients.
we DO smiles
Whether traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces or clear braces, all involve the use of brackets and wires to transform your smile.
An alternative to traditional braces are clear aligners. Clear aligners allow you to transform your smile with more flexibility, and responsibility, since you can remove them at will – although it’s only recommended to remove them while eating, drinking anything besides water, and brushing your teeth!
the DO difference
These patient transformations will help you see what we DO and the dream smiles that can be achieved when you’re a part of the #DupTroop!
Crowding of the teeth
Patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 26 months. He loves his new smile.
Open bite – Front teeth don’t touch
Patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age 13. She had braces and a special appliance — called a crib — to retrain the tongue, for 28 months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.
Deep overbite – Lower front teeth bite into palate
This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.
Missing lateral incisors
This patient’s lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to move the teeth into their correct positions, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded “Maryland” bridges.
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What's the best age to visit the orthodontist?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.
How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
Just like treatment times vary, so do treatment costs because each case is unique and treated as such. We DO our best to ensure financing isn’t the reason your dream smile can’t be achieved. We accept insurance, medicaid, and also offering financing.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
The amount of time spent in braces or clear aligners will vary depending on the individual patient because every smile is unique and responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 24 months.
DO I STILL NEED DENTAL CHECKUPS EVERY SIX MONTHS WHEN IN BRACES?
Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.
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