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Orthodontic insurance: What patients need to know

At Roanoke Valley Orthodontics, we know that orthodontic treatment requires a significant investment. That’s why we provide a variety of payment options to help our patients manage the cost of treatment.

In addition to our own payment options, which come with no financing fees, patients should consider third-party payment and savings options to help defray the cost of treatment. Read more

What to expect at your 1st orthodontist appointment

At Roanoke Valley Orthodontics, we love to meet new patients, but sometimes they are a little nervous about meeting us for the first time.

You can’t blame them too much. They have no idea what to expect and might even be afraid that something we do will be painful. Read more

Orthodontic emergencies you can handle at home

One of the most important parts of our job is to educate our patients about the appliances we use during orthodontic treatment. Knowing how to care for braces is so critical because it has a direct effect on your treatment time and results. That’s why we always ask you whether you’ve been practicing good habits such as brushing your teeth and staying away from certain foods. Read more

Our patients are the best!

If you ask any Roanoke Valley Orthodontics team member what they love the most about working at RVO, they will tell you it’s the patients!  The amount of time a patient is in active treatment varies from case to case, but it’s usually between 18 months and 2 years.  From your first appointment with us to your last retainer check, you are a part of our practice family!   Read more

How long will I have to wear braces?

So it’s finally time to see the orthodontist, and you’ve scheduled your first appointment. If you’re like most new patients, you’ve got at least two big questions:

  1. Will it hurt when I get my braces? (No.)
  2. How long will I have to wear my braces?

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Don’t let your flexible spending account funds expire

It’s been a busy fall at Roanoke Valley Orthodontics. We held our first-ever Patient Appreciation Day, volunteered time in our community, had a great spirit week and, of course, welcomed dozens of our patients into The New Smiles Club. Read more

Adult braces: Here’s what you need to know

Our favorite thing to post on social media is a picture of one our our patients showing off a brand new smile. Just scroll through our Facebook timeline or check us out on Instagram, and you will enjoy seeing all of our RVO Smiles: Photo after photo of smiling patients who have just finished their braces or Invisalign treatment. If you look closely, you will see that about 20 percent of our patients in The New Smiles Club are adults! Read more

Don’t risk the health of your teeth and smile with DIY orthodontics

A young girl shows the braces she's making during a video demonstration. Screen capture via YouTube.

“Do it yourself” can be a money-saving and educational approach to many kinds of projects, including home improvement, car maintenance or computer repairs. But it’s not a safe approach to orthodontics.

On YouTube, social media and elsewhere, contributors are sharing videos and articles about DIY orthodontic methods they claim will straighten teeth. They use everything from dental floss and rubber bands to paper clips and earring backs. Read more

Will my braces hurt when I first get them?

One of the most common questions we get asked at Roanoke Valley Orthodontics is whether braces will hurt when they are applied. [We have a list of some other frequently asked questions here.]

The simple answer is no. When the braces go on, there’s absolutely no pain. Each case is different, but most of the time, we’ll clean, dry and prepare your teeth then use an adhesive to attach the brackets to the teeth. Once the brackets are secure, we’ll place the wires in the brackets and hold them in place with rubber bands. You might feel some pressure once everything is in place, but the procedure is painless. Read more

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