Orthodontic Technology Archives - Shasta Smiles Orthodontics

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August 4, 2017

Not All Smiles Are Created Equally

A common misconception about orthodontics and braces is that everyone expects all orthodontists to give the same type of treatment. Like shopping for a car, many prospective patients feel that the product is the same no matter where they buy it from so they should hunt for the best deal. Unfortunately, the reality is that orthodontists use different techniques, different quality hardware and have different levels of training and experience. At Shasta Smiles, we take […]
April 22, 2015

Faster Orthodontic Treatment Through Technology

The biggest question related to treatment that we get is definitely “How soon will my braces come off?”. The answer of course isn’t always easy to determine until your treatment has started. One of the most important factors is how your body responds to treatment and any complications that may arise. The biggest part of the body’s natural response is the amount and speed of new bone growth that surrounds your teeth as they are […]
March 11, 2015

Treatment Costs: What to Expect on Your First Orthodontist Visit

The first visit to an orthodontist’s office can be a bit unnerving. We all know that braces are expensive and “how much will this cost?” is usually the first question a patient has. I understand that financial concerns are an important factor in choosing orthodontic treatment and feel it is important to work with patients and their families to find the best treatment and payment option. While treatment prices can vary widely from region to […]
April 22, 2015

Faster Orthodontic Treatment Through Technology

The biggest question related to treatment that we get is definitely “How soon will my braces come off?”. The answer of course isn’t always easy to determine until your treatment has started. One of the most important factors is how your body responds to treatment and any complications that may arise. The biggest part of the body’s natural response is the amount and speed of new bone growth that surrounds your teeth as they are […]
August 4, 2017

Not All Smiles Are Created Equally

A common misconception about orthodontics and braces is that everyone expects all orthodontists to give the same type of treatment. Like shopping for a car, many prospective patients feel that the product is the same no matter where they buy it from so they should hunt for the best deal. Unfortunately, the reality is that orthodontists use different techniques, different quality hardware and have different levels of training and experience. At Shasta Smiles, we take […]