Orthodontic healthcare is constantly changing with new technological and technique updates. How you receive your orthodontic care is evolving, and online providers have grown in popularity with direct-to-consumer products. However, and we realize we may sound a little biased when we say this, at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics, seeing an in-person orthodontist is worth the drive.
An in-person office can make all the difference in your care because you build trust with your orthodontist and their team. You can feel more confident and comfortable during your orthodontic journey when you know exactly who guides and administers your treatment and their qualifications.
With online providers, you are expected to perform DIY projects, like photographing your mouth and completing an at-home mold impressions kit. When you journey to an orthodontic office, we’ll do 90% of the work for you! All you must do is maintain your orthodontic appliance outside of the office. We’ll take your mold impression or scan your teeth and gums using our iTero Element Scanner and take X-rays and images of your mouth. Because online providers cannot thoroughly examine your mouth like we can, they are missing a lot of information crucial to your care. Some causes for concern aren’t seen in photographs or mold impressions, and attempting to move the teeth without all the necessary information could lead to disastrous results!
You wouldn’t want your doctor to diagnose with only half the information they need; why would you want your orthodontic treatment to be executed the same way?
Various Treatment Options
Online companies exclusively offer clear aligners, and while we love and offer clear aligners at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics, they’re not our only option!
Self-Ligating Damon Smile Braces
Thanks to modern technology, metal braces are now more sleek and comfortable than ever. The Damon Smile braces we offer have self-ligating brackets and wires that eliminate the need for ligatures (the elastics that hold the wire to the bracket). This design puts continuous pressure on the teeth and helps gently move them along their projection path. While the lack of ligatures gives a subtle aesthetic, we also offer ceramic, tooth-colored Damon Smile brackets if you want an even more discreet appearance.
Metal braces are perfect for patients with more complex issues than clear aligners can treat or who simply don’t want the responsibility of clear aligners. This treatment option gives Dr. Farrow and Dr. Dewbre the most control over your alignment process to create a beautiful smile lasting for years.
Kids Club & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Most virtual providers only treat those eighteen years and older, though some will treat patients as young as twelve if they have lost all their baby teeth.
Here at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics, we offer orthodontic care to patients as young as seven! While it is unlikely your child will need treatment at that age, it’s not impossible! Sometimes, treating orthodontic concerns is easier, cheaper, and less invasive for developing jaws. Your local orthodontist could also help guide your child’s facial development. If we find your child does not need or is not ready for care, we’ll automatically enroll them in our Kids Club, so we can continue to monitor their smile as they grow.
It is important to note that orthodontic care for children is not done for cosmetic reasons but to encourage healthy and functional teeth, jaw, and facial growth.
Diode Laser Treatment
The last treatment option we want to showcase in today’s blog is our diode laser treatment. While “laser” might sound scary in any medical capacity, we promise it’s not! Though the diode laser could be used for cosmetic reasons, we typically use the technology to push back a patient’s gumline for improved bracket placement or to increase teeth functionality.
And more! Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics also offers TMJ treatment, Invisalign, Social 6 through Invisalign, and corrective jaw surgery! The best treatment path for you and your family depends on your unique situation, and Dr. Farrow or Dr. Dewbre will make the extensive list less intimidating by narrowing it down for you.
We never want anyone’s reason for not receiving life-changing orthodontic care to be the price. Once we decide upon your treatment plan, we will break down the cost, so you know precisely what you’re paying for.
We will also gladly communicate with your insurance company on your behalf. We know that navigating the world of insurance can be frustrating and confusing, and we would like to take that off your place so you can have one less thing to worry about during your time with us.
If you have a remaining balance after your insurance benefits are applied, don’t worry! Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics offers flexible payment plans and interest-free financing. We also accept all major credit cards.
Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics Has Everything Your Family Needs For Healthy, Happy Smiles!
Altering your teeth and jaw alignment is more than just a job for us at Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics. It’s our passion. We love watching your lives transform over the course of your treatment with us, and we share your happiness when you see your final look!
To learn more about us and to discover if you or your loved ones are a candidate for orthodontic care, contact us today! Our helpful team members will gladly book you an appointment for a zero-commitment free consultation. With four locations, we’re conveniently located for all your appointments and orthodontic emergencies!
We can’t wait to talk orthodontics with you and your family, so schedule your appointment soon!