How many successful cases have the doctors completed?
Do you offer complimentary consultations?
Yes, we do! At our offices in Frisco and Allen, we provide a comprehensive orthodontic and dental evaluation with extraoral and intraoral pictures and a panoramic x-ray in each and every complimentary consultation. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call either of our offices or request an appointment online!
What's the best age to visit the orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven. However, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens. About one in every five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21!
How long does orthodontic treatment last?
Treatment length varies from 12 to 24 months, depending on how much orthodontic care you need. We normally schedule orthodontic appointments for our patients every six to eight weeks.
How long do appointments typically last?
The longest procedure is to have the brackets bonded to the teeth. This takes between one to one-and-a-half hours. When you come in to have your braces adjusted, those appointments only take 15 to 30 minutes.
Any special tools that will make the experience more comfortable?
The brackets are bonded to the teeth, so the procedure itself is a pain-free experience! We also offer self-ligating brackets, like In-Ovation® and super-elastic wires, which are more comfortable than classic braces. These braces deliver lighter, yet constant movement to the teeth that will reduce discomfort and improve dental movement. We also use specific orthodontic pliers for each procedure, aimed at providing our patients with comfortable and effective orthodontic treatment.
Which procedures are performed by an orthodontist and by an assistant?
The orthodontist evaluates the progress of each patient and gives instructions to the assistant, who performs the adjustment. Some specific procedures are done only by the orthodontist, including the final positioning of the brackets and wire bending.
Will my insurance cover orthodontic treatment? If not, what are my financial options?
Some insurance companies cover a percentage of the orthodontic treatment cost up to a maximum dollar amount pre-established by the insurance company. At Rendon Orthodontics, we also offer in-house financing with no interest charge. We will work with you to create a payment plan that is convenient for you!
What types of braces are offered at Rendon Orthodontics?
At Rendon Orthodontics, our orthodontists offer several different types of braces to choose, including:
- Self-ligating braces, like In-Ovation
- Ceramic and clear braces
- Clear aligners, like Invisalign and Invisalign Teen
- Classic metal braces
If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?
Yes! In fact, it's even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.
Will my braces interfere with my school activities like sports, playing an instrument, or singing?
Playing an instrument or a contact sport may require some adjustment when you first get your braces, but wearing braces will not stop you from participating in any of your school activities. If you play a contact sport, it is recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your braces or appliance.
What do patients have to say about their orthodontic treatments at Rendon Orthodontics?
Patients like the friendly staff, our office environment and our commitment to deliver an excellent treatment! To see what our patients and patients' parents have to say about Rendon Orthodontics, check out our patient testimonials!
How do I schedule my first appointment?
Give us a call or send us an e-mail! You can reach us in Allen at (972) 649-7900 or in Frisco at (972) 377-8844. You can even request an appointment online!