New Orthodontic Patient Information – Milford, MA
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Our orthodontists and team could not be happier to hear that you’re considering Simply Orthodontics Milford as your orthodontic office for all of your orthodontic needs. We strive to make every visit a positive and productive one and look forward to playing an active role in your future smile. Below, you can find all the information you need to get started as a new patient. This includes our orthodontic guarantee to every person who becomes a patient at our orthodontic office!
Your First Visit
When you first arrive, you’ll be met with a warm greeting from one of our orthodontic office team members. From there, if you have not already done so, we will ask you to complete a series of new patient forms in order to better understand your orthodontic needs. You’ll also get a chance to meet with our orthodontists and discuss your concerns. Once they complete an exam, they will go over potential treatments that they believe will best address you and your family members’ orthodontic goals.
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.
Once a patient has finished treatment with us, we want to make sure their beautiful new smile lasts for a lifetime. That’s why we offer our RETAINERS FOR LIFE program. Should you or your child’s retainers ever become worn out, damaged, or misplaced, we’ll quickly replace them for a small co-payment up to four times a year.
Not only are we an insurance-friendly orthodontic office, but we are more than happy to accept most major insurance plans and providers. When it is time for treatment, we’ll make sure to go over your benefits in more detail so that you know what is covered. We’ll also file insurance claims on your behalf for your convenience. Maximizing dental benefits is a top priority at our orthodontic office, just like how saving money on your child’s care is for you! Feel free to call our orthodontic office to get started!
If you plan to use Medicaid to pay for your child’s orthodontic treatment rather than private insurance, then we will help you utilize your benefits and maximize them to the fullest. Medicaid can be especially helpful for children who need orthodontics for a medical issue, like correcting the bite so they can chew and speak properly. We’ll guide you through the claims process so treatment can be started in a timely manner.
Affordable Financing Available
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have dental insurance or Medicaid, there is always another option available for your orthodontic needs. To finance your care, you can always utilize smaller monthly chunks instead of all in one payment. In several cases, you can even expect low to zero interest payments. This can depend on the type of plan that you choose, but you can apply below or ask us about CareCredit during your next visit!
Tips for Handling Common Orthodontic Emergencies
With any dental emergency, whether it’s orthodontic or not, it’s best to get it handled at our orthodontic office right away. Not only can we schedule you for an appointment much sooner when you call, but we can provide tips to improve your situation. The good news is there are ways to manage your dental problem before you arrive, as we will discuss below. Don’t hesitate to call us directly for additional guidance or to schedule a same-day visit.
If the bracket is still attached, gently push it back into place using a cotton swab. Then, cover the bracket with dental/orthodontic wax to keep it stationary. The material can be purchased in major grocery stores and pharmacies. Rinse your mouth out with saltwater to promote healing of all cuts or sores that do appear. Avoid sticky or hard foods however possible.
Take a Q-tip and push the wire so that it is flat against the tooth. It’s also possible to cover it with a relief wax if the wire cannot be pushed into a more comfortable position. As a last resort, clip the wire using a pair of clippers. Hold a tissue or gauze to catch the wire.
Oral Pain & Soreness
Discomfort for a day or two after braces have been placed or tightened is relatively normal and it helps to maintain a soft diet. You can also rinse your mouth with warm salt water. However, if pain continues, take an over-the-counter pain reliever and contact our orthodontic office right away.