Your examination will include an orthodontic evaluation. We will advise you of whether you have the need for orthodontic treatment and what treatment will be required to correct the problem. A financial consultation can also be done by our office staff to go over fees and insurance information. If you do have dental insurance, it would be very beneficial to bring along a completed form with you on your first visit so we may help you in finding out your orthodontic benefit. Any specific questions will be happily answered by Dr. Reiss or any staff member
This examination will include a detailed medical history and a thorough orthodontic examination, the taking of all necessary x-rays, study models (teeth molds), and photographs of your mouth and face will also be done. These are called diagnostic records and they will allow Dr. Reiss to thoroughly develop a treatment plan for your specific case.
We will discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan at this time. The diagnostic records will be presented and reviewed to inform you about the proposed treatment plan. The specifics of caring for your braces and their application will be discussed. Questions are encouraged and will be answered by Dr. Reiss. Following this discussion, the braces will be applied
All patients are encouraged to call with any questions they might have concerning orthodontic needs. Our office staff is well qualified to answer most questions. In many cases, they will be able to answer your questions directly or relay answers to you. If the call requires Dr. Reiss to speak with you, he will return your call at his earliest opportunity.
Orthodontists are experts in correcting misalignments of the teeth and jaw. There are many debilitating problems associated with misalignment, for example, speech defects, difficulties chewing and difficulty maintaining adequate oral hygiene.
Here is a brief overview of some of the most common issues an orthodontist can successfully treat:
Anteroposterior deviations – Common examples of anteroposterior deviations include underbite (the lower teeth are positioned further forward than upper teeth) and overbite (the upper teeth are positioned further forward than the lower teeth). Both of these deviations can cause difficulty articulating and chewing.
Overcrowding – Overcrowding is one of the most common problems orthodontists treat. On occasion, lack of jawbone space means adult teeth cannot erupt in alignment with existing teeth. The orthodontist is able to realign the teeth using a number of unobtrusive devices and treatments.
Aesthetic issues – In some cases, the shape of the whole face is negatively impacted by malocclusions or a bad bite. The orthodontist can restructure and realign the jaw, lips and teeth to create a beautiful, even smile
Some of the ways Dr. Reiss achieves the above are by using the following:
Both Dr. Reiss (Orthodontist) and Dr. Horchos (Pediatric Dentist) participate with many insurance plans.
We will process all your Insurance claims to enable you to get maximum benefits from you insurance plan. The co-payment and deductibles are due when services are performed.
Our office offers complimentary orthodontic consultations at all patients. During your consultation visit you will be given treatment options, information on how long treatment will take, and the cost of the treatment. We offer finance free payment plans for your convenience. If you have insurance we suggest that you contact your company to inquire as to whether you have orthodontic benefits. We can assist you with this as well. You will want to ask them if you are covered specifically for orthodontics and if so, then what is your lifetime maximum and at what percentage (%) is it covered? Find out the name, address and phone number of your Insurance Company and bring this information in with you at your first visit. We will be able to tell you exactly how much of the cost will be covered by your insurance and how much will be out of pocket expenses. Our goal is to make orthodontic treatment available to all those who need it with comfortable payment plans.