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Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions – Plano, TX

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Each day, our team helps patients and parents answer all of their questions and concerns about getting treatment. We want you to feel confident in your dedication to straighten your smile and improve your oral health. That’s why we’ve compiled and answered some of the most commonly asked questions we receive below. If you don’t see your question, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us directly!

Do you treat adults as well as children?

Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson offer orthodontic treatments that are great for adults as well as children, and our team is happy to help patients of all ages achieve their dream smiles! We offer a variety of custom-tailored subtle options for adults, like Invisalign and clear ceramic braces, to help achieve beautiful results while maintaining a professional image.

When should my child see an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit a specialist by the time they turn seven. Even if your child doesn’t appear to need braces or is too young, we’re able to identify any possible issues that could develop and make a plan for early intervention so they don’t have an opportunity to get worse. This helps us keep patients from needing more invasive and longer treatments down the road.

How is Invisalign different from traditional braces?

Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes clear, custom-tailored trays that are similar to retainers to shift your teeth gently and strategically into alignment. Throughout the treatment, you’ll wear each set of trays for 20 to 22 hours. After two weeks, you’ll move on to the next set in your treatment until the process is complete.

Why should I see a board-certified orthodontist?

Even though many general dentists offer orthodontic services like Invisalign, when you receive care from a board-certified orthodontist like Dr. Jones or Dr. Hanson, you’ll get specialized care and premium results. She has undergone years of additional advanced training and passed rigorous testing in complex and specific orthodontic issues and procedures, so you can trust you’re in knowledgeable hands.

How long will it take to get my retainer?

At Willow Bend Orthodontics of Plano, we have an in-house 3D printer that allows us to craft customize retainers under our roof. Instead of having to wait for weeks for your retainer to arrive, in many cases, we’re able to give it to you the very same day!

Do you accept my dental insurance?

We’re in-network with many major PPO dental insurance plans, like Aetna, Delta Dental, and Guardian. If you’d like to learn whether we are in-network with your plan, contact us today!

How do you make orthodontic treatment affordable?

At Willow Bend Orthodontics of Plano, we offer flexible monthly payments through our in-house financing plan and are in-network with many major dental insurance plans. We also have special offers that you can take advantage of!