Your First Visit and FAQs

At your complimentary consultation, you will be shown around the office and get to know the team that will be taking care of you and your teeth. We will give you an overview of what to expect, and you can ask any questions you might have.

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Braces Made Simple

We want your orthodontic experience to be a refreshing one. One way we do this is by giving you options like Invisalign or clear braces.

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About Us

We believe in orthodontics as a "Work of Art"; creating beautiful, lifelong smiles that truly change lives.

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Fair, Flexible Financing

Flexible financial options are something we know our patients care about. Financing braces is straightforward and simple with no hidden fees.

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Questions about Braces? We've Got You Covered!

You don’t need to feel overwhelmed about getting braces for yourself or your child. We don’t charge for consultations or canceled appointments.

What age is best for a first visit to the orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child first visit an orthodontist by age seven or earlier if a problem is detected by parents, the family dentist, or physician. When you visit early, the orthodontist can determine when the best time will be to start treatment. Treatment is often easier if started early enough since it can eliminate the need for removal of permanent teeth or jaw surgery.

When is an adult too old for braces?

Recently, the number of adult orthodontic patients have been on the rise. For those who can benefit from orthodontics, age is not a factor. The latest technology offers many benefits to adult patients. We are also an Invisalign® Certified Provider.

Orthodontic care is a fun, positive experience for everyone! If you would like to see what type of benefits orthodontic care can provide for you, please call Dr. Reuland’s office to set up a complimentary consultation.

How much do braces cost? Is this something that I will be able to afford?

There is not one basic fee charged for orthodontic treatment. In order to give a patient a more definite answer, it is necessary to schedule a consultation where an exam can be performed. At the consultation, Dr. Reuland and Dr. Barnhart will formulate a treatment plan for the patient and a fee for the therapy will be quoted. Our financial coordinator can offer many different payment plans to work with your budget. Many patients can take advantage of their orthodontic insurance benefits and flex spending plans through their employer as well. You will go home with all of the information you need to make a decision on your orthodontic care!

What is the difference between an orthodontist and a regular dentist?

An orthodontist has spent an extra 2-3 years of training in the science of orthodontics. The orthodontist has chosen to limit his/her practice to orthodontics only. There is a more specialized form of treatment that takes place in the orthodontic office compared to the dental office; however, both offices work together for the patient to receive top quality care!

How do braces straighten crooked teeth?

Braces don’t look like they do much more than sit there on the teeth, but the fact is that they apply gentle, steady pressure over time to move teeth into the correct positions. During every moment we’re working with you, your braces are doing a specific job. The brackets we place on the teeth and the main arch wire that connects them are the two main things that straighten your teeth. It’s definitely an engineering feat going on quietly inside your mouth to build that beautiful smile!

Why should I choose an orthodontic specialist?

Teeth, and sometimes faces, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment so it’s important that it be done correctly. A licensed orthodontic specialist knows all the proper techniques to ensure that the teeth are moving correctly and that the jaw is developing as it should throughout treatment. Afterward, the orthodontist is the expert who makes sure that your teeth stay in their new, correct position.

How long will I have to wear braces?

The amount of time a patient will be in orthodontic treatment depends upon the complexity of the individual case. The average treatment plan is anywhere from 18-24 months. The average treatment duration for an early treatment plan is anywhere from 12-18 months.

Can braces be less noticeable? Can I get them in colors?

With the advances in technology available today, the answer to both questions is, yes! Some people feel comfortable when only small attention is drawn to their braces so clear braces or Invisalign® treatment may be the answer.

How often do I have to see the orthodontist once treatment starts?

On average, orthodontic appointments are scheduled every 6-8 weeks. However if a patient is experiencing any unusual discomfit, or broken appliances we would recommend you call our office to schedule a checkup sooner than later.

What East Texas Areas Do You Serve

We serve all of East Texas. Most of our patients live about 30 minutes from our practice. However, we’re always happy to serve you no matter where you are.

Have More Questions?

Our office is ready to answer any questions about your braces, Invisalign, or treatment options. New and Current patients alike. Give us a call.

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