Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you've always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as comfortable, convenient, and rewarding as possible. We'll use the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options, giving you the customized, individual care that you deserve.
Every smile starts with an initial examination!
Your initial examination will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out what treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial examination, we will:
- Review your dental and medical history forms
- Provide a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
- Help you create a customized treatment plan
- Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
- If you decide to pursue treatment, we can make a set of diagnostic records the same day as your initial examination, saving you an additional appointment.
Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information that you need to determine what treatment is right for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial examination.
What happens after the initial examination?
You're one step closer to achieving the smile you've always wanted! After your examination, we will schedule an appointment to take a set of diagnostic records, if you didn’t have them done at the initial examination. These include photos of your face and teeth, models of your teeth and additional x-rays. These are used by the doctor to create a detailed treatment plan that is unique to your orthodontic needs. Once this treatment plan has been written, you have a consultation with the doctor to review all of the details of the treatment plan.
Now the exciting part happens! Your next appointment when your doctor will place your new orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes a couple of hours, and during this time our team will be available to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
Visiting the orthodontist every 4-8 weeks is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Regular checkups last between 20-40 minutes. Our practice will work with you to make sure that your appointments are scheduled around your busy schedule; so that you will spend less time in the dental chair, and more time enjoying the things you love to do.
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork if you have insurance that will be covering any portion of your orthodontic treatment. Our office also offers discounts for multiple family members, flexible and afforable office payment plans, and automatic debit from a credit card as methods of payment.
Our fee quote represents a responsible and fair estimate for similar orthodontic care that we have delivered over the past 3 decades in Fairbanks. As a consumer, it is often difficult to distinguish the best choice for you and your family regarding a highly technical health service.
Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or ideas about how we can make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.
Whatever your financial circumstances, we believe the benefits of orthodontic treatment truly outweigh the cost. In comparison with the cost of untreated problems, orthodontic treatment may bring long-term health benefits and possibly contribute to the avoidance of costly, serious dental problems later in life.