New Orthodontic Patient Information – Webster, MA
Want to Join the Simply Orthodontics Webster Family?
We’re very excited to hear that you’re considering Simply Orthodontics Webster as your new home for orthodontic services. Playing an active role in your future smile is our highest priority and we strike to make every visit a positive and productive one. As you’ll find below, we have all the information you need to become a new patient as well as an orthodontic guarantee for every person who becomes part of our family!
Your First Visit
Every person who comes to our orthodontic office is met with a warm greeting from our front office team member when they first arrive. We’ll then ask you to fill out a series of new patient forms, assuming you haven’t done so ahead of time, allowing us to get to know you a bit better. Soon, you’ll be able to meet with one of our orthodontists to discuss your smile goals. After completing a brief exam, we’ll highlight potential treatments we think will best resolve you or your family members’ orthodontic needs.
New Patient Forms
For every new patient that comes into our orthodontic office, 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.
Get Retainers for Life with Our Preferred Plan
Retainers are a huge part of your orthodontic treatment, and our Preferred Plan helps ensure smiles continue to look perfect long after braces are removed. By becoming a Preferred Plan member, you get replacement retainers up to four times a year, so you never have to worry about the cost of losing a retainer.
Perks of the plan:
- Up to four replacement retainers per year*
- Retainer visits to our office for up to five years
- Electric toothbrush
- Post-treatment whitening kit (ages 16+) or a custom sports mouthguard (ages 16 & under)
We are happy to work with most major insurance plans and providers because we’re a dental insurance-friendly orthodontic office! We’ll make sure to discuss your benefits in more detail when it’s time for treatment, file your insurance claim on your behalf, and maximize benefits to the highest extent. It’s very important to us that you get the most out of your plan and save money on your child’s care. You’ll find out how simple the process is once you give us a call today to get started!
Do you use Medicaid to pay for your child’s orthodontic treatment, rather than private insurance? We’ll help you make sure that your benefits are properly maximized so your child can get the treatment that they need. When you absolutely need to treat your child’s dental concerns, Medicaid can be very helpful. As we complete their detailed exam, we’ll offer recommendations for the best possible treatment for your child, then discuss payment moving forward.
Affordable Financing Available
There’s always another way to pay for care, even if you don’t have dental insurance or use Medicaid. For example, you can make use of programs like CareCredit, which is a low-cost option that allows payments in the form of smaller monthly chunks. Instead of paying for care all at once, you can make regular payments with low to zero interest attached depending on the type of plan you choose. To learn more or apply, give us a call, visit our orthodontic office or click the link below!
How to Handle Common Orthodontic Emergencies
Your first step with any orthodontic emergency should be to get in touch with us; you’ll want to make your emergency appointment sooner instead of later. Of course, sometimes you might not be able to get to our orthodontic office right away, but don’t worry! The tips listed below will help you keep the situation under control until we can see you. We can also provide you with additional guidance over the phone.
As long as the bracket is still on the wire, you may be able to push it back into place with a cotton swab and hold it there with orthodontic wax (which can be bought over the counter at a pharmacy or a grocery store). Don’t bite into any sticky or hard foods while you wait; otherwise, you might end up breaking the bracket entirely.
If the wire is jabbing you in the gums, try pushing it with a Q-tip to keep it flat against the tooth. You can cover the end with a special wax to stop it from causing further irritation. In certain cases, you may need to shorten the wire using clippers; if you do, use a tissue or gauze to catch the piece that comes off.
Oral Pain & Soreness
It’s normal to feel some discomfort after receiving braces or having them tightened. Practicing a soft diet and rinsing with salt water can help you stay comfortable while your mouth adjusts. You should call our orthodontic office if the soreness becomes severe or lasts longer than normal. If you need to, you can take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain reliever.