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Best Orthodontic Blogs of 2015

2015 was a fantastic year. Read some of most popular blogs from last year, and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for some great blogs post and videos in 2016.

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Wire Retainer Vs. Clear Plastic Retainer

Are you embarrassed with your smile? Do you have crooked teeth that you desperately want to fix? If this is the case, there are several different methods you can use to straighten your teeth and give you a smile you can be proud of. If you already have braces and are getting ready to have them removed, you have probably started to think about the different types of retainers that are available. There are retainers made from wire and clear plastic, but which one is better? Read more…

Overbite: Causes & Treatments

Having an overbite is a common problem in the North American culture. In other populations, people are more prone to having underbites where their jaws stick out relative to their upper jaws.In the United States, the majority of people with bite issues have overbites, meaning the top teeth stick out relative to the bottom teeth. Let’s look at the causes, how to treat overbites and the best time for treatment.

How Long Should Someone Wear a Retainer after Braces are Removed?

It’s the first question a patient asks after their braces come off, we’ve celebrated the momentous occasion, and handed him a retainer: How long do I have to wear my retainer? It’s a good and valid question. I’ll highlight the type of retainer used most often, why retainers are so important and how long you need to wear them. Read more…

Pros and Cons of Accelerated Orthodontics

Your smile can say a lot about you. It is the first thing that people notice and something that can be remembered. Unfortunately, not everyone has that perfect smile. With advances in orthodontics, however, that dream smile can be yours. And now, with accelerated orthodontics, it can be yours in just a few months. Read more…

What Happens After Invisalign Treatment Is Completed?

Invisalign is a wonderful treatment for misaligned teeth. It can be life-changing for some people. However, not everyone knows what happens after Invisalign treatment. There’s a lot of important follow-up treatments that you need to go through. Your orthodontist in King George should be able to help you understand how your particular case will play out. In this article, we will lay out the general path for what happens after Invisalign treatment ends. One note before we start: looking up “orthodontist near me” is not enough to ensure that you will be getting adequate care for your teeth. Read more…

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Money Management: A Vital Factor to Achieve a Perfect Smile

Do Most Dentists and Orthodontists Offer Monthly Payments?

The main questions someone has when he comes in to get looked at for braces are: How will I pay for it? What options are available to pay for braces? Do you offer financing or monthly payments?

Rest assured, most orthodontists and dentists offer monthly payments.

Now, most people are probably used to going to the dentist and paying for procedures at the dental office. But, dentists and orthodontists handle things differently due to the nature of the work.

Most dental procedures are completed within one to three appointments, so patients are asked to provide a large chunk of or all of the money up-front. The dentist may, for right or wrong reasons, want the money up-front because he incurs all expenses up-front–there’s no guarantee the patient will return to the office to pay the remaining balance.

Many dentists will offer third-party financing to help. Then, the dentist does not assume any risk if a patient was to leave without paying after a procedure was completed.

The nature of orthodontics is different than dentistry, so payments can be set up in a more favorable way. It can be easier and more affordable for people who want orthodontic work. Orthodontists usually offer financing in-house because there’s less risk.

Most people want to continue with their treatment, have their appliances in, and will be seen monthly. So, they’ll set up monthly payments, accordingly. Many offices will even extend payments to make it easier and more affordable for patients, ensuring monthly payments fit in their budgets.

Many people come in and price is a big concern. They visit the orthodontist and want their teeth straightened (something they’ve thought about for a while or they’ve known their children would need in the future) and want to know how much to budget and save. The nice thing is there’s flexible financing available at an orthodontic office. If you can put aside a little money each month, it can definitely provide the orthodontic treatment you or your child may need.

Most orthodontic offices will give you two or three options for payments. Obviously, you can pay in full, and often get a discount for doing so. If you don’t choose to pay in full, then the monthly payment option is available. And, this is aside from the insurance. Usually, if you have orthodontic coverage, your insurance company will cover anywhere from a quarter to half of your orthodontic treatment (and those are the popular insurance companies). If you’re not paying in full, then you set up monthly payments. What’s nice is the payment doesn’t necessarily have to be coincidental with the length of the treatment. Our average treatment time is about a year-and-a-half or less. Whereas 10, 15, 20 years ago, most people wore braces for at least two years. So, some patients ask, “Do I have to pay for my orthodontic treatment within nine months, 12 months, or a year-and-a-half?” That’s not the case in most offices. Most offices will let you set up a plan for two to three years, depending on your budget and financial needs. So, that’s good news.

Beecroft Orthodontics also offers flexible and affordable treatment plans so that you don’t have to think twice before pursuing your dream smile. Set up a free consultation with us for further information.

Beecroft Orthodontics, 10472 Georgetown Dr. Fredericksburg,

Virginia Phone: 540-898-2200

Money Management:  A Vital Factor to Achieve a Perfect Smile

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