New Patient Form

 

Save time by filling out the following form before coming into the office for your first visit!

New Patient Information Form

Cost of Braces

 

Affordable Cumming Invisalign, Incognito, Insignia and More
One of the first questions people tend to have when considering our Cumming Invisalign options is, “How much will it cost?” The good news is that most individuals are pleasantly surprised to discover that the cost of Invisalign treatements are usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces.

Our other options are affordable as well. As a premier orthodontist in Cumming, our priority is to provide you with exceptional and affordable braces that fit your budget. We offer interest-free financial payment plans. Please ask us about financing options, flexible spending accounts, credit card payments and bank drafts. Once Dr. Podray has given her treatment recommendation at your complimentary new patient exam, our Treatment Coordinator will discuss the treatment fee and all the features it includes. We never want finances to be an obstacle to obtaining the beautiful smile you deserve.

Insurance
If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Remember that insurance policies vary, and we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once our team starts to transform your smile, we will gladly accept and file insurance assignment on your behalf to make sure your benefits are maximized.

Orthodontic First Aid

 

Orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but when they do occur, we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We will schedule an appointment to resolve the problem. There are temporary solutions to many problems that you can take care of yourself. Below is a list of things that sometimes occur, as well as some remedies and instructions in case they do happen.

During the first week after your braces are in place and routine adjustments are complete, you may feel some soreness and discomfort. We generally recommend that you take an analgesic such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Motrin). This, of course, is the protocol only if there are no known allergies to these medications. If you have an open sore, you can rinse with warm salt water to soothe the area.

If food becomes stuck between your teeth, use your Waterpik, dental floss or a proxy brush to dislodge the food.

Sometimes a wire can cause irritation. To resolve the discomfort, push the wire away from the area using the eraser end of a pencil or a cotton swab. If the wire cannot be tucked away, cover the end of the wire with a small piece of wax or a cotton ball. If the wire is sticking you and wax does not help, the wire can be cut with a small wire cutter or nail clipper close to the back of the last brace. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, please call our office for an appointment.

If a brace comes loose from a tooth, it usually remains connected to the main wire and is not cause for an emergency visit. Tweezers can be used t reposition the braces if it flips around the wire and becomes a source of irritation. Call our office at your earliest convenience. It may be necessary to schedule a separate visit to repair the loose brace(s), since repairs of this nature usually take additional time.

If you have a Loose Expander/Appliance or Trauma to the Mouth, please contact us immediately.

If your Invisalign tray is irritating your gums or causing discomfort simply use a new and clean nail file to smooth any rough edges. If you still find soreness please contact our office.

Oral Hygiene

 

Maintain your smile…
One of the most important things aperson can do to achieve a beautiful smile is to brush and floss properly every day. Patients who do not keep their theeth clean may require more frequent visits. One of our trained assistants will instruct you how to properly clean your braces and teeth. Additionally, on every visit to the office we will inform you at how well you are doing on your brushing and flossing. If needed, we will spend some time showing you the areas you are missing and ensuring you have any hygiene tool you need, including a Waterpik.

We feel so strongly about good hygiene that we recognize each and every one of our orthodontic patients for brushing well, regular cleaning, no newcavities and more. However, the true reward for your good oral hygiene will come on the day your braces come off.