Thursday, April 21, 2016

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment?

It is usually difficult for you to determine if treatment is necessary because there are many problems that can occur even though the front teeth look straight. Also, there are some problems that look intimidating and complex which will resolve on their own. Asking your general dentist is a good reference, but Beisiegel Orthodontics is your best resource since orthodontics is all we do. Our initial exam is comprehensive and informative, and we would be more than happy to see your child and make any recommendations necessary.

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that your child be evaluated by age seven. An orthodontic screening no later than age seven enables the orthodontist to detect and evaluate problems that exist, advise if treatment will be necessary, and determine the best time for the treatment. Early detection of any orthodontic problems is important in order to take early corrective action and avoid more difficult treatment later.

Dr. Beisiegel is experienced in perfecting smiles of all ages from early childhood to adults! We want to help you feel confident about your smile no matter your life stage. If you are looking for a faster, more comfortable treatment option – Damon® braces or Wilckodontics may be right for you. We also offer clear alternatives with ceramic braces and Inspire braces. We will work with each patient to determine which treatment option is best for you!

Monday, April 18, 2016

An Investment of a Lifetime

Quality orthodontic care is about more than just aesthetics.  A mouth that is crowded or contains crooked teeth can hamper your overall dental health, and let’s face it, most people aren’t born with straight teeth and a perfect bite.

Braces can correct moderately to severely crooked teeth, as well as underbites and overbites. Having crowded or crooked teeth can inhibit good brushing and flossing, making it harder to keep teeth and gums healthy. Furthermore, severe overbites or underbites left uncorrected can cause jaw pain. Proper orthodontic treatment can prevent you and/or your child from experiencing mouth pain or discomfort later in life, not to mention, promote better self-confidence.

Some people hesitate to get braces because paying for them can be surprisingly difficult. For most families, paying for braces can be a significant investment. That investment can become even larger when multiple family members need braces. At Beisiegel Orthodontics our goal is to provide you and your family with affordable, high-quality orthodontic treatment that fits your budget.

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the length and complexity of your treatment. But with some smart planning and budgeting the cost for orthodontic treatment will be easier to manage.

  • Get Covered - If you don’t have dental insurance, look into plans that include orthodontics. A good resource to help you get started is
  • Know Your Insurance Policy - If you have health insurance, it may include dental treatment, and possibly, orthodontic treatment. So contact your insurance company to check your benefits. 
  • Establish a Payment Plan - We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. For your convenience, we accept Visa and MasterCard. We thoroughly explain your options during your consultation, so that we can accommodate your needs.
  • Consider Credit – At Beisiegel Orthodontics, the fee for orthodontic treatment can be paid via Visa or MasterCard.

While braces can be a significant investment, understanding the various payment options available can help families to finance orthodontic treatment while looking forward to a bright future with a beautiful smile.