Orthodontics - Available for Children, Teens, and Adults
Our team members are dedicated to help you and/or your children achieve your best result — a healthy and beautiful smile to last a lifetime.
What You Can Expect
Your First Visit
Our primary goal in orthodontics is to give your family healthy smiles that will last a lifetime. We offer many options, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, Teen, and more.
The first step to accomplishing a beautiful and healthy smile is to have an initial complimentary orthodontic exam. During your 30 minute initial examination, Our Orthodontist will:
• Review your medical and dental history form
• Complete a thorough examination and address your concerns
• Explain the results of your dental exam and give you a proper diagnosis
• Make appropriate recommendations for treatment and timing
If the Dr. recommends that you or your child are ready to initiate treatment, we will happily schedule you to return for an orthodontic records visit.
Orthodontic Records Visit
After the Doctor has performed his initial evaluation and made recommendations to start treatment, we will schedule you or your child to have orthodontic records in order to confirm the diagnosis and develop a custom, individualized treatment plan. We exclusively use digital x-rays for safety and efficiency. During the records visit, our team will:
• Take digital panoramic ("pan") and cephalometric ("ceph") radiographs (x-rays)
• Take digital intra-oral and extra-oral photographs
• Take upper and lower impressions and a bite registration
Treatment Planning Visit
During the treatment planning visit, the Doctor will review all findings with you and review treatment options to help you or your child accomplish the best possible smile. During this visit, we will discuss:
• Type of treatment recommended and treatment alternatives, if applicable.
• Recommended length of treatment time.
• Cost of treatment, orthodontic insurance benefits and payment plan.
We welcome any and all questions regarding treatment, both clinical and financial. It is our goal to make this experience as fulfilling as possible to both parents and patients. The next step is to schedule your appointment with the Doctor to start treatment.
Each patient is incredibly unique in what type of orthodontic treatment they require to accomplish their best smile. The cost of treatment varies depending on the customized treatment plan.
Our staff will discuss with you the cost of treatment and the available payment plan options that work best with your budget, so that you're able to make the best choice.
Orthodontic Payment Plans
A smile is forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for your family to receive the best orthodontic care whenever you need it. Jacki, our financial coordinator, is available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork if your insurance will be covering any portion of the care.
Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage, and how we can help to make your entire orthodontic experience at Frederick Pediatric Dentistry a pleasant one!