Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Best Orthodontist in Round Rock:
Austin Family Orthodontics!
Out of 50,000+ votes this year, YOUR votes spoke the loudest and our practice WON!
We are so excited and honored to have such an incredible community behind us that we wanted to personally invite you to the Music on Main Event Concert starting at 6pm Wednesday, April 4, 2018 where they will be hosting the Winner’s Awards Presentation? and announcing the Best of Round Rock Shopping & Services category winners! We hope to see you there! ?
DR. PETERS JOINS AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORTHODONTISTS IN RECOMMENDING ORTHODONTIC CHECK-UPS FOR CHILDREN NO LATER THAN AGE 7
(AUSTIN, TEXAS, 7-9-2013) – Although many people associate orthodontic treatment with adolescence, Austin/Leander/Round Rock orthodontist Dr. Brian J. Peters says that orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth or with the teeth much earlier, while the primary or “baby” teeth are present.
Parents may incorrectly assume they must wait until a child has all of his or her permanent teeth. However, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that every child get check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7.
“I can’t overemphasize how important it is that parents understand the value of an orthodontic check- up,” says Dr. Peters. “By age 7, enough permanent teeth have arrived for an orthodontist to evaluate relationships developing between teeth, jaw and bite. Orthodontists can determine what, if anything is awry.
“An early visit to the orthodontist can ease a parent’s mind, too,” notes Dr. Peters. “Our recommendation may simply be ‘let’s wait and see’ while the face and jaws continue to grow.”
Some of the more readily apparent conditions that indicate the need for an examination include:
- early or late loss of baby teeth
- difficulty in chewing or biting
- mouth breathing
- thumb sucking
- crowding, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
- jaws that shift or make sounds
- speech difficulties
- biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
- teeth that meet abnormally, or don’t meet at all
- facial imbalance
- jaws that are too far forward or back
- grinding or clenching of the teeth
Dr. Peters notes that protrusive teeth can be prone to injury.
Dr. Peters graduated from the prestigious Ivy League Columbia School of Dental Medicine and completed an additional three year, advanced educational program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Peters is a member of the AAO, which has 16,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites). They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO. Visit the AAO online at www.braces.org. or Austin Family Orthodontics at www.austinfamilyorthodontics.com.
A Finnish study determined a link between sleep disordered breathing in children and some common skeletal problems that can be treated with early orthodontics. “Risk for sleep disordered breathing was 3.3 times higher in children with cross bite compared with those without, 2.6 times higher in children with a convex facial profile compared with a normal facial profile, and 3.7 times higher in children with tonsillar hypertrophy compared with those with normal size tonsils.”
This shows that orthodontic problems encompass more than just crooked teeth and is a testament to early screening of children by age 7 as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics. Sleep disordered breathing can be successfully treated in many cases by early orthodontic treatment. See more here.
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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.
Orthodontic 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.
Thirty 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.