Get all your questions answered at your 100% FREE consultation with DaBell & Paventy Orthodontics. Here’s what to expect when you see us for the first time.
Your first visit to our office will be a free exam for you or your child. The doctor will carefully examine the teeth for a wide range of possible orthodontic problems, such as crowding, cross-bite, gaps, etc. Once the doctor has a clear picture of the most likely course of treatment, we’ll sit down with you to discuss what type of treatment is necessary, how long it will take, and estimate how much it will cost. You’ll understand everything you need to know in order to decide whether to proceed with treatment or not.
and answers all your questions about your new smile journey!
There are a lot of treatment options these days. Our orthodontists have the specialized knowledge to consider all possibilities, based on variables like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more. They know what to use and when to use it, and will work with you to make the best decision – for your best smile.
Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable and efficient today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch-wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colors for a more unique and colorful smile.
Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts.
Your treatment plan includes diagnostic records (x-rays and digital photos), complete and thorough diagnosis and treatment planning, regularly scheduled appointments as well as any comfort visits, one year of follow-up visits to retain and monitor your great smile!
One of the "hidden extra costs" in getting braces or Invisalign® is the retainers you need to wear after your treatment to keep your new smile beautiful and prevent your teeth from moving.
Other orthodontists charge a lot of money for replacements if you lose your retainers or they break.
At DaBell, Paventy & Magnuson Orthodontics we provide replacement retainers for FREE – forever!*
* This is a crazy added value deal, so we have to set a couple of requirements in the small print: You must keep and bring your retainer molds. You will need to pay for new molds if you have failed to wear your retainers often enough and your teeth have moved as a result. Maximum of 1 free set of retainers per year.