Orthodontic Services in Guntersville, AL
At Total Dental Care, we offer a variety of orthodontic options to straighten your teeth.
For children and teens who need complete orthodontic care, we offer traditional braces using metal brackets and wires. Treatment times range from 12-48 months depending on the specific needs of each patient. Treatment fees are based on estimated length of treatment and the number and type of appliances that may be needed. To get started, call us at 582-CARE to schedule a consultation. We will do a basic oral exam to determine if you are a candidate for braces. If you are, the next step is the Records Appointment- a one hour visit when we take x-rays, models and photos of your teeth to determine the type and length of treatment that you or your child needs. Dr. Harper will study these records, and have you back in a week to discuss the treatment plan and case fee. At that time, our Treatment Coordinator will review our flexible payment options with you.
For teens and adults, we offer nearly invisible cosmetic braces that work in just six months! Six Month Smiles is designed for patients who want minor changes to the teeth that show when you smile.
These tooth-colored brackets and wires are barely noticeable- they blend very well with the color of your teeth. These definitely aren’t metal braces! This system uses new and specific orthodontic technology that provides safe, comfortable and efficient tooth movement. Click here to learn more. To get started, call us at 582-CARE to schedule a consultation.
Clear Correct Invisible Aligners
Similar to the “Invisalign” brand you have seen marketed, “Clear Correct” is the same type of system. It’s a series of clear removable aligners (trays) that are custom-made to fit perfectly on your teeth. You wear each set of aligners for 4 weeks, then return to our office to be fitted for the next set. It takes 12-24 months to complete treatment. The aligners must be worn 23 hours a day. They should only be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. This type of treatment is ideal for a person who does not want brackets and wires, but who is willing to consistently wear the aligners. This system is best for adult patients, who have better compliance with wearing the trays 23 hours a day. It is not ideal for teenagers. To get started, call us at 582-CARE to schedule a consultation.
Dental Insurance for Orthodontics
Many dental insurance plans provide a limited benefit for orthodontic treatment. Most have a lifetime maximum of $1000-1500, subject to a deductible and copay amount. Many plans cover orthodontics up to a certain age, ranging from 19-26. Very few plans have orthodontic coverage for adults. When you present us with your insurance information, we will do our best to help you understand your insurance benefits. As a courtesy to you, we will also file the necessary claim forms to your insurance plan. For the remainder of the treatment fee, we offer a variety of payment plans to meet your budget.
DISCLAIMER: Dr Chris Harper and Dr Aaron George are not orthodontists. They are general dentists who have received post-doctoral training and education in the practice of orthodontics. They are not specialists. Some severe cases will be referred to a specialist for treatment.