Orthodontic Treatment Options
Metal Braces are the most common orthodontic appliance. Made of high grade stainless steel, the metal brackets we use are much smaller and more comfortable for our active patients. We have a huge selection (over 30) of removable colors for your braces. You could have a different color for each tooth and change them at each appointment!
Invisalign is a series of removable trays designed to be worn instead of braces. The Invisalign company generates your tray templates on their computer to gradually move your teeth into position. Ask Dr. Pagan if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment!
Clear Braces are a great way to have your teeth corrected and still feel like your smile is as bright and white as always. Translucent, tooth colored brackets are used in place of metal on the top teeth. The reduction of metal in your smile helps teenagers and adults to feel good about their new appliances. Our staff have worn these great alternatives to traditional metal and are very happy with the cosmetic incentive of less noticeable braces.
Your First Orthodontist Visit
Dr. Pagan and his staff look forward to seeing you during your complimentary initial consultation. Our team has the knowledge and experience to create a friendly and relaxed environment for our patients. We are cognizant of each patient’s unique orthodontic needs and our promise is to give you the personal attention that you deserve.
Your no-charge initial consultation with Dr. Pagan will consist of an evaluation and discussion of your possible orthodontic needs. Dr. Pagan will explain if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, optimal time to start, and treatment options. Together, you and Dr. Pagan will then decide which direction in which to proceed based on your needs, time and treatment options.
Sarah will call your dental insurance to check orthodontic coverage while Dr. Pagan is seeing you for your exam. She will give you Dr. Pagan’s written price quote, expected insurance benefits, and payment options, including an interest free payment plan.
The first half-hour of your consultation is with Dr. Pagan. For your convenience, we reserve the second half-hour of your visit to take preliminary orthodontic records. This saves you an extra trip back to the office. Records include one ceph x-ray (profile) and one panoramic x-ray (all teeth in one x-ray) so Dr. Pagan can see your jaws and teeth, impressions of your teeth so we can make 3 dimensional models, and digital pictures. The minimum deposit to start orthodontic treatment is $250.00 which goes toward the fee we discuss at your consultation with Dr. Pagan.
We will send a consultation report to your dentist to inform him/her of our findings and treatment recommendations and continue to work with your general dentist during your treatment.
A Commitment to Technology
Orthodontics is a science based on technology, and maintaining a keen eye on new developments is of chief importance to Dr. Pagan. There are technological improvements in the orthodontic profession that provide better treatment options for patients. Through continuing education courses, and regional and national orthodontic meetings, Dr. Pagan is committed to remaining at the forefront of orthodontic technology. Dr. Pagan and his staff provide the highest levels of patient service while also keeping an eye on the future of orthodontics. Our technology includes:
- Self-ligating appliances
- Heat-activated wires
- Implant supported anchorage done in the office
- 3-D intraoral scanning