New Orthodontic Patient Information – Dayville, CT
Ready to Join Our Simply Orthodontics Family?
We are so happy to hear that you’re considering our practice for all of your orthodontic needs! At Simply Orthodontics, playing a role in you and your family’s smiles is our highest priority. We strive to make every visit positive, productive and enjoyable. As you will find below, we have all the information you need to become a new patient. You can also find our orthodontic guarantee for every person who becomes part of our family.
Your First Visit
Every person who visits our office is met with a happy greeting from our front office team member when they first arrive. We will ask you to fill out a few new patient forms, unless you’ve already done so ahead of time. These help us get to know you and your orthodontic needs better. Soon enough, you’ll meet with one of our orthodontists to discuss your smile goals. After completing a brief exam, we will talk about specific treatments we think will best address you and your family members’ orthodontic needs.
New Patient Forms
For every new patient that comes into our practice, we want to make sure that we are taking care of all your needs upfront. The last thing we want is to make you feel like you aren’t being taken care of properly. That starts with our new patient forms, which discuss topics like your current oral health as well as any issues you’re currently having. Please click the appropriate link below to fill out our forms online.
At Simply Orthodontics, we stand behind each treatment we provide, which is why everything comes with a lifetime guarantee. With us, a patient can trust that their newly straightened smile will stand the test of time. And, to make sure you or your child’s results last forever, we have our RETAINERS FOR LIFE program. With it, you can quickly replace any lost, broken, or worn retainers up to four times a year for just a low co-payment.
Since we are an insurance-friendly practice, we gladly work with most major insurance plans and providers! Our team will discuss your benefits in greater detail when it’s time for treatment, file insurance claims for you, and maximize benefits to the absolute highest extent we can. It’s crucial that you get the most out of your dental plan and save money on care, whether it’s for you or your child. To find out how simple the process is, give us a call today to get started!
If you have Medicaid, you can use it to pay for your child’s orthodontic treatment (especially if it will help with a medical issue that prevents your child from speaking or chewing normally). We can help you make sure that your benefits are being properly maximized. This way, your child can get the treatment they need while preserving your budget. Following an exam, we’ll offer recommendations for the best treatment based on your child’s needs, then we’ll discuss your financing after.
Affordable Financing Available
We want to provide multiple options to pay for care, even if you don’t use dental insurance or Medicaid. One of these options is CareCredit, which is a low-cost program that allows for payments in smaller, monthly chunks. Rather than paying for care all at once, you can make routine payments with low to zero interest attached! This can depend on the type of plan you choose. To learn more about CareCredit or apply, call our office or follow the link below!
Tips to Manage Common Orthodontic Emergencies
It’s always better to give our office a call as soon as possible. Just like you would for a dental emergency, it’s better to call sooner rather than later so we can provide helpful advice and get you scheduled right away for a visit. The good news is there are many ways to address orthodontic emergencies before you arrive. These tips can be found below. With that said, you should never wait to call our office directly for help and always schedule emergency appointments the same day when they occur.
Push the bracket gently back into place with a cotton ball if it is still attached. Next, cover it with orthodontic wax so that it stays in place. You can find orthodontic wax at most major grocery stores and pharmacies. Rinse your mouth out with saltwater. This way, any cuts or sores that have occurred will heal faster. Make sure to avoid all sticky and/or hard foods.
Push the wire flat with a Q-tip so it’s against the tooth. Cover it with relief wax. This step is ideal if the wire cannot be pushed into a more comfortable spot. You can also clip the wire using a pair of nail clippers as a last resort. Just make sure to catch the clipped wire with either tissue or a gauze.
Oral Pain & Soreness
When you have your braces affixed for the first time or tightened, it’s normal to experience a small amount of discomfort for a day or two. If you experience soreness, make sure you are rinsing your mouth out with warm saltwater and sticking to a soft diet. However, if soreness continues for longer than two days, take an over-the-counter pain reliever and call our office as soon as possible.