frequently asked questions

How much does the first visit cost?
The consultation visit is FREE.

At what age should my child have an orthodontic consultation?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic visit at age 7. This is an ideal age because many adult teeth have erupted, which allows us to evaluate the need for orthodontic treatment.

How do I schedule my FREE orthodontic consultation?
Call our office at 904-123-4567 OR go to the Contact Us page to schedule your FREE consultation.

What will happen at my FREE consultation visit?
You will be greeted by our office staff and given new patient paperwork to complete. Next, one of our team members will take orthodontic records (pictures and X-rays of your teeth … all FREE of charge). Dr. McDaniel will then complete a clinical exam and review your orthodontic records with you, answering any questions you may have.

What information will you learn at your FREE consultation?
1. Do you need orthodontic treatment?
2. What type of orthodontic treatment is best for you?
3. How long will you be in orthodontic treatment?
4. Do you need to have any teeth removed as part of your orthodontic treatment?
5. How much will orthodontic treatment cost?

Do I need to have any permanent teeth removed for orthodontic treatment?
Dr. McDaniel avoids extraction of permanent teeth whenever possible. Most cases can be treated without extractions. However, in some cases the size of the teeth and the size of the jaws are not compatible and permanent teeth need to be removed to provide the best possible result.

Will my teeth straighten out as I grow?
No. Research has proven that our teeth will become more crowded as we age.

Will I need to wear retainers after I get my braces off?
Yes. As stated above, teeth become more crowded as we age. This includes the years after orthodontic treatment. Once we straighten your teeth, the only way to guarantee that they stay straight is to wear your retainers.

How much do braces cost? Do you offer financing options?
Our traditional metal braces start at $3,240. This includes your orthodontic records, comprehensive orthodontic treatment and one set of retainers. Yes, we offer interest free in-house financing. We have a variety of payment plans and offer several discounts. Visit our Financing and Current Specials pages for details.

How often will I come in for appointments?
Orthodontic visits are usually every four to eight weeks. However, every patient has their own specific needs, in which case your appointments may need to be closer together or farther apart.

Is it too late to get braces if I am an adult?
Absolutely not! It’s never too late to get the smile of your dreams.

Can I schedule all of my appointments after school?
Most likely, yes. We are open until 8 p.m. during the week and we are also open on Saturdays.

Can I get braces if I have fillings, crowns, root canals or missing teeth?
Yes! Orthodontic treatment is virtually unchanged if you have any or all of these conditions.

Do you accept patient transfers from out of town?
Yes! Call and schedule your FREE consultation today.