We are a completely digital practice. We no longer use any mouthfuls of goo. We now have the most up to date 3D digital scanner to create a 3D digital image of your teeth when needed.
During the initial examination for each patient, Dr. Muse will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.
- Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed?
- What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
- Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will it cost?
- What are my payment options?
Our orthodontic services can help straighten teeth and correct any misalignment issues that a patient is struggling with. Crooked teeth or an overbite can trap plaque in hard to reach places and be difficult to reach with a toothbrush. We can help to correct these issues and benefit the patients oral health. Historically, orthodontic treatment has been for children. But now, adults can benefit greatly from orthodontic treatment as well.
Treatment for adults can have many different goals:
- Ideal results
- Significantly improved results for limited treatment aimed at correcting certain problems
All adult patients must have a recent cleaning and examination, and their dentist must feel that they are a good candidate for braces.
Orthognathic surgery is a surgical procedure that changes positions of the jaws. It is intended to correct deformities of the jaw, which affect appearance and health. In the same way orthodontics straights teeth, Orthognathic works in straightening jaws.
On average, the procedure is also combined with an orthodontic treatment, because moving the jaws also moves the teeth. The orthodontic is used after surgery, in order to rearrange teeth, for optimal alignment of the teeth and the bite.
Orthognathic Surgery is best for people who present an improper bite or whose jaws are incorrectly positioned. Jaw imbalance might be caused by the fact that upper and lower jaws sometimes grow differently.
If this is needed Dr. Muse will discuss this procedure in detail with you.
Treatment For Children and Teens
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit different budgets. For your convenience we also work with flexible spending plans. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable for every patient.
In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established these financial options:
- If full payment is made at the onset of treatment, we will offer a 5% discount.
- To fit your individual needs, financial arrangements can be made to extend your payments over a period of months with low down payment and no interest.
- For your convenience, we accept payment by VISA, MASTERCARD, and CARE CREDIT.
In addition, we’ve partnered up with OrthoFi as yet another option for making your orthodontic treatment easier to pay for and more affordable. Ask us about your options with OrthoFi when you visit our office, and find out more information here: OrthoFi Website
Many patients now have orthodontic benefits as part of their dental insurance plan and we will be glad to check your specific insurance plan to determine your orthodontic benefit. We work with most insurance plans and have an experienced dedicated insurance coordinator in each office to ensure you will get the maximum benefit possible. For your convenience we will handle all insurance claim generation and submission of insurance for you. Please provide us with your insurance information prior to your first visit so that we can inform you of your benefit that day.
Here is the list of insurance companies we are in network with:
Oral-B PRO 5000 SmartSeries with Bluetooth® Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Dween Muse Orthodontics is now a proud career of the Oral-B PRO 5000 SmartSeries with Bluetooth® Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush Powered by Braun!
- Removes up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush
- Rechargeable with 5 modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, and Deep Clean
- Senses when you brush too hard with pressure sensor alert
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