$4680 Total or $99 Down at $199 a month!

One Fair Flat Fee or Special Limited Time Financing

WHY ONE COST BRACES?
It is our goal to be upfront, fair, and pressure free about our fees and financing. Most orthodontic cases, for those over 12 years of age, require upper and lower full braces, for a period of 18-24 months. For these cases, through the summer we are offering a Fair Flat Fee of $4680. This is a $5800 value. 90% of patients will fall into this category.
*For patients without insurance we can finance you for free. Our Limited Time Special Financing is only $99 down and $199 a month for Braces! Patients with insurance will have even less out of pocket expense.*

ARE ALL ORTHODONTIC CASES INCLUDED?
No. 10% of cases are not typical. Severely complicated full cases would still need the individual problems identified and a treatment plan custom made on a case by case basis. This would include but not be limited to patients with jaw bone discrepancies and impacted teeth.

WHAT DOES THE FAIR FLAT FEE INCLUDE?
Our fee will cover everything you need from start to finish, no separate fees for records or your one set of final retainers. Plus we won’t charge you extra if the estimated treatment time runs over.

One Fair Flat Fee

Can I Wear Braces While I Am Pregnant?

Pregnancy & Braces

Pregnancy & BracesOrthodontic treatment can be accomplished during pregnancy, yet there are some concerns that should be addressed. Dental x-rays should be approved by your obstetrician. Obstetricians will allow digital x-rays during some trimesters of pregnancy with the proper precautions.

Also, some women are more susceptible to gingivitis during pregnancy due to the elevation of hormones. Special care can prevent problems, so the most important thing is to discuss your concerns with your obstetrician and orthodontist.

If you suspect you may be pregnant, and you are already in treatment, inform your care givers immediately. If you are currently pregnant, your doctors may recommend waiting the few months needed to begin treatment. Rarely does pregnancy result in the need to abandon treatment.

Is Orthodontic Care Affordable?

Save Money on Orthodontic CareThirty years ago, I had only one friend I went to school with that had orthodontic treatment. It was much less common for children to obtain the orthodontic treatment that they needed at the time. This is why many of our patients are adults today; treatment was less common, often because of affordability.

When orthodontic treatment is implemented at the proper time, treatment can be less costly than the dental care required to treat the more serious problems that can develop years later. Orthodontic fees have not increased as fast as the costs for many other consumer products. We want to inform each patient about their own individual needs and the cost involved, this is why we offer a complimentary exam to all patients.

Austin Family Orthodontics offers no interest financing and discounts for payment in full. Many people also have flexible spending accounts or insurance to help absorb the financial investment. Most budgets can afford the treatment they need. Ultimately, the long term savings, social and health benefits are priceless.

Mouthguards Help Prevent Chipped, Broken Teeth and Other Injuries

MouthguardAccording to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually.

At Austin Family Orthodontics we strongly recommend that all children wear protective mouth guards during sports play.

Mouthguards can prevent chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, jaw fractures, mouth lacerations and even concussions.

Unfortunately, accidents still happen. The upper front permanent teeth are the most common teeth to be completely knocked out. Knocked out baby or primary teeth are rarely placed back in the mouth because they will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth.

However, permanent teeth can be saved if you do the right things.The most important thing is to get the tooth back in the socket as quickly as possible then get to the dentist. The longer the tooth is out of the socket the less likely it can be successfully reimplanted.

The knocked out permanent tooth should be rinsed gently with water or milk to remove any debris.Do not scrub it clean. Care should be taken to handle the tooth only by its crown and not by its root. Then the tooth should be placed gently back into the socket.

If the parent or patient is unsure about reimplanting the tooth, then the tooth should be stored in milk (if available) or in water and brought to the dentist as soon as possible.

I'll Never Complain About Flossing Again!

snail teethDid you know that a snail’s mouth is no bigger than the head of a pin, but they can have 25,000 teeth located on their tongue! I’ll never complain about flossing again!

An elephant’s molar can weigh 10 pounds and they may go through 10 sets of teeth in their lifetime!

An armadillo has 104 teeth!

Narwhals have a huge single tusk, like a unicorn. It is the most neurologically complex tooth known and used in eating, navigating, and even mating.Petfinder, vet column, rabbit dentist.

Rabbits: almost all mammals have primary and permanent teeth, but bunnies typically lose their baby teeth before they are born!

Venomous snakes have hollow teeth, which allow for the storing and injection of venom into their prey. A poison gland feeds into the snake’s fangs and provides venom at the point of attack, while smaller teeth on the snake’s bottom jaw are only for latching onto the victim.

sheepsheadThe Sheepshead is a common fish in North America and a target for many fishermen. What many people don’t realize, however, is how strange their teeth are! These fish have human-like teeth, which are odd, but they also have a row of teeth on the roof of their mouths.