How to pay for braces is one of the most common questions we get from parents and people of all ages. This is most definitely an understandable concern. Damon Orthodontics our leading orthodontic practice strives (along with many others in the edgy beautiful community) to work with you and your budget so that you can afford orthodontic treatment. We are aware that many families do not have dental insurance that will take care of the accompanying costs. Even those who have dental insurance often find it only covers a certain portion of their child’s orthodontic treatment. However, having braces can truly change someone’s life since a person’s smile is typically the first thing another human being notices. If an orthodontist recommends that your child needs braces, you should do everything in your power to provide your child with treatment.
Receiving braces is more than just a matter of aesthetics. If your child has teeth that are misaligned or crowded, then it is likely they will experience issues such as breathing, speech problems and being able to clean them properly. Orthodontic procedures like most other medical procedures may cost several thousand dollars. If your child needs braces then it can cost you anywhere from $5,000-10,000. The good news is we are more affordable than most orthodontic practices and we have provided payment options for those who do not have the funds readily available to pay for treatment.
Here are a few payment options to consider:
Flex Spending Accounts. Many people are able to afford braces and other orthodontic treatment through the help of a Flex Spending Account (FSA). These accounts are set up through your place of employment and allow you to take pre-taxed dollars to set aside and use for your families’ medical expenses. If you have an employer and you do not know if you have one of these FSA accounts, it would be a good idea to look into the matter and get one started right away for future purposes.
Payment Plans. With great orthodontists, you have the option to pay for treatment on a monthly basis. This plan is generally offered free of interest by most practices. It is flexible and works with you to ensure that you have a comfortable payment amount every month.
Financing Third party financing for orthodontic treatment is also often an option. Receiving a loan from family or friends or a personal loan obtained through a bank or other financial institution is not always a bad idea. You may be able to qualify for low interest loans that allow you to provide your child with a beautiful and healthy smile without being financially crunched.
Paying for your child’s orthodontic treatment may be a stressful thing to think about, but you shouldn’t let it discourage you. Payment options exist to help you help your child. Your child will thank you in the future for allowing them to have orthodontic treatment. Not only will they have life changing smiles, but they will also have great oral health. Braces may not seem life changing when you are not needing them any longer, but we can assure you that for those who need them, it is unbelievably satisfying when treatment is finished. There is nothing like looking in the mirror at a new smile and knowing that you have the rest of your life to enjoy the benefits of it.
When choosing an orthodontist to work with, opt for one that has plenty of experience, has worked with children and is kind and caring. Depending on the treatment needed, your child may see an orthodontist on a regular basis for several years.
Note* These payment details apply to our orthodontists. For questions on what orthodontists in the edgy beautiful community are in your city please email us!
Many people think they can look at their child and be able to tell whether or not they have an issue with their bite or teeth. Sometimes this is the case but more often than not there is a lot that cannot be seen, especially to the untrained eye. It is these concepts and problems that make it important for a child to see an orthodontist for an evaluation.
The following information was brought to you by one of our very own doctors who runs a successful practice. View him here keydentalwestend.ca. Here are some of the things to look for that often suggest your child will need orthodontic treatment:
As you can see there are a lot of variables and a lot that can go wrong with a person’s bite and smile even at an early age. The best way to provide your child and even yourself with a great smile is to opt for a free exam with us. Even though children generally don’t need orthodontic treatment until they are 9-11, catching problems early can give you a peace of mind. It is also important to catch problems early so that your child has the highest chance to achieve a successful and beautiful smile.
According to a west end dentist in Vancouver Taking your child to see an orthodontist by the age of 7 gives you the best head start on addressing and identifying any issues and problems they may have with their bite and smile. If you haven’t taken your child in for an exam yet and they are passed the age of 7 do not worry. Damon Orthodontics can create life-changing smiles for all ages and all people. These are simply industry wide recommendations.
Here at the Edgy Beautiful community, we have a lot of people emailing us and contacting us about how we have impacted them. First off, we want you to know that we don’t post this to brag what so ever, we just felt the need to share this email we received with our audience. It definitely reassures us why we put this valuable content out on the web.
So anyways, the other day we received an email from a lawyer in Clarksville, Tennessee who thanked us for all the great tips, information and advice we have given over the years. He then proceeded to tell us his story. For majority of his life he was made fun of for having extremely crooked teeth and he also had a serious class three underbite. For those of you who don’t know what that is, just Google it, it will make sense right away. His parents were never able to afford orthodontic treatment.
After he graduated college and was in law school he was on a tight budget and in student loan debt but he so badly wanted to get his jaw and smile straightened out. One day he went in for a free exam to an orthodontist. The orthodontist told him what they could do and how it would drastically change his life. Of course this guy who is now a successful lawyer today could not afford it at the time. He told the Dr. his story and the orthodontist wanted to help this guy so badly that he offered him discounted treatment.
This orthodontist is actually one of our own who is apart of the edgy beautiful community. This Dr. changed this guys life and years later we get a special email from him. He also donated to our organization a very generous amount. Thanks again Don, we sure appreciate you!
We told you in our about us page that this blog will discuss some fun topics and facts! Remember, we like to have fun too! Your mouth and teeth are actually quite amazing. There are some pretty mind blowing facts and statistics that we will be bringing to you in this post. With that said, we want to thank a dentist that is apart of our group who practices in British Columbia for providing us with the facts in this post!
Some Fun & Crazy Facts About Your Mouth & Teeth:
Research and surveys indicate that 50% of people say the first thing the notice about someone is their smile and teeth.
The hardest part of your entire body is the enamel on your teeth. Don’t believe us? Check out this article.
Teeth are the only part of your body that can’t heal themselves.
Over the course of the average person’s life span, they will spend 38 days brushing their teeth.
A tooth that gets knocked out begins to die within 15 minutes (just some advice, shove it back in your gum as soon as you can).
Mosquitos have approximately 45 teeth!
Modern day toothpaste has only been around for 100 years. Gross!
Tongue prints are just as unique as your finger prints. No two tongues are the same.
The most common childhood disease is tooth decay.
U.S. consumers buy over 14 million gallons of tooth paste every year (sorry www.lansdownedentists.com, we don’t keep track of Canadian consumer statistics, go America).
We hope you enjoyed some of these facts! We will be bringing more to you in the next week or so. Stay tuned in and have a great rest of your day! If you have any questions or concerns regarding your teeth or oral hygiene please email us! We would love to hear from you and help you. The Edgy Beautiful community wishes you the best.
Many people think they know how to brush their teeth well. Some may, but our doctors see quite a few patients who are brushing the completely wrong way! First and foremost, we highly recommend that you use a Sonicare tooth brush when brushing your teeth. This will solve most of your brushing problems. You also won’t have to floss! To use a Sonicare toothbrush you don’t have to push hard or fast. You simply guide it along the 4 quadrants of your mouth and each time it vibrates you switch to the next quadrant.
For those of you who don’t want to spend the money on a Sonicare, here are some brushing techniques that you should be using every morning and night:
Brush your teeth for 120 second. That is right, 2 full minutes.
Use a tooth brush with soft bristles. This was it won’t damage your gums.
Use circle type motions rather than forceful back and forth motions.
Spend just as much time brushing behind your teeth as you do in the front.
For fresher breath always brush your tongue.
Do some research and use toothpaste that is right for you. There is no right or wrong toothpaste.
Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or when you begin to see it wear.
Brushing your teeth well on a regular basis will preserve them. It allows the enamel to stay strong and to continue to protect your pearly whites. Don’t be in a rush when you brush. Take 2 minutes in the morning and 2 minutes before you go to be to thoroughly clean your teeth. You will be glad you did when you go to the dentist and hear them say, “wow you really brush well.”
Sometimes smiling can be very difficult to do and often feels forced. Other times it feels like all you can do is smile! Either way, no matter what, smiling is an extremely significant part of life and it is very important that you do it!
Here are a few reasons as to why you should smile each and every day:
1. Smiling can improve your mood. It is scientifically proven that smiling can make a person happier. Emotions may originate in the mind but the muscles in our body and face can reinforce, alter and transform those feelings. People’s moods often become congruent with the expression that they have on their face. So, even if you are grumpy as can be, force a smile and see what happens.
2. Smiling reduces stress levels. It actually takes less emotional stress and effort to smile than it does to frown or even keep a resting face. If you often find yourself overwhelmed simply smile and hold it.
3. Smiling makes you more approachable. Let’s face it. No one likes to walk up and talk to someone who has a frown on their face. People who smile and smile often attract more people and are much more likeable on first impression. This is extremely important. Don’t let your negative emotions get the best of you. Smile your heart out and see the people it impacts!
4. Smiling strengthens. It has been stated that smiling lots actually increases the bodies strength and efficiency on a cellular level. Cells can distinguish between happiness and sadness, safety and danger.
5. Smiles are contagious. When you see someone else smiling at you doesn’t it just make a part of you want to smile? We all contain something called mirror neurons. These kick in when we preform a particular action or witness one. When we see someone smile or when someone sees us smile, mirror neurons start doing their job and smiles start being passed along.
These are just a few simple reasons as to why you should smile. There are thousands and thousands more! Don’t miss out on smiling. If you aren’t confident in your smile reach out to us. We would love to hear from you.
Welcome to Edgy Beautiful! We are excited to be bringing you this blog! If you are wanting to learn how to gain or maintain a beautiful smile then you are in the right place. At Edgy Beautiful we are bringing the power of smile knowledge to you!
Many people think that the only thing that goes into having a beautiful smile is straight teeth, well this plays a big part, it is definitely not the only factor. We will be covering many subjects on oral care. We will even include blog posts that are strictly dedicated to fun and cool facts. While on the subject… here is a funny video about going to the dentist. Take a look.
Smiles are a beautiful thing. Many of us take them for granted. If you have always wanted an attractive smile and don’t have one please reach out to us. We would love to help you. If you simply have questions, again contact us! If you currently have a nice smile then please apply some of these methods to your oral care. It will be beneficial for you in the long run.
Thanks for taking a look at our blog! We hope you stay tuned in as we will be posting again shortly!