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Are you expecting a tax refund? Use it to begin orthodontic treatment

In 2017, nearly 80 percent of taxpayers received a tax refund at an average amount of $2,895. While it’s tempting to use a refund on something spontaneous or impractical, most people spend the money wisely, using it to pay down debt, increase their savings or make progress toward another financial goal.

If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or you suspect your child would benefit from braces or Invisalign, your tax refund could be the perfect way to get started.

Some of the benefits of orthodontics are obvious. A straighter, more beautiful smile increases lifetime confidence and self-esteem. A confident, straight smile can even have a positive effect on personal and professional relationships, including increasing the likelihood of going on a date and landing a higher paying job!

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your overall health. Patients who complete treatment can improve their health in many ways, including the prevention or relief of:

  • Periodontal disease (gum disease), which can cause gum, bone and even tooth loss.
  • Tooth decay, which can occur when crowded teeth are more difficult to brush and floss.
  • Speech impediments caused by crooked teeth and bite problems.
  • Trouble chewing, which can lead to digestive problems.
  • Irregular and increased wear of teeth.
  • Chipping or breaking teeth, when the teeth protrude.
  • Headaches related to jaw misalignment and clenching.
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, which is pain and/or popping in the TMJs.

Tooth decay and gum disease have also been linked to heart disease and high blood sugar. Preventing them through orthodontic treatment and regular dental care can improve your health over the long term and save thousands of dollars in future dental and medical expenses.

In addition to using your tax refund for orthodontic treatment, you might be able to reduce your overall tax liability for 2018 in two ways:

Be sure to speak to your tax adviser for more information about your individual situation.

We realize that orthodontic treatment requires a significant financial investment, but using your tax refund, along with our other payment options and orthodontic insurance, can make orthodontic treatment more affordable than ever. We offer zero-interest financing along with optional extended payment plans. We also have a family care program that gives discounts when multiple family members begin treatment. We accept and can help you apply for CareCredit, and our office will work directly with your insurance company to maximize your benefits.

To talk about your treatment options and determine which financial arrangements work best for your family, call 540-563-1640 or use our appointment request form to schedule a free consultation today at any of our three locations in Roanoke and Rocky Mount. For more information about starting treatment, check out our New Patients section.

Dr. Jones and the Roanoke Valley Orthodontics team

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

RVO kicks off school supplies drive to support Rescue Mission of Roanoke

We’ve got Back to School on the brain, and we’re asking for your help!

In just a few weeks, students around the Roanoke Valley will be headed back to school. While it’s a hectic time for everyone, many local families are unable to afford the school supplies their children need. Read more

Roanoke Valley Orthodontics celebrates Peters Creek renovation

It was all beautiful smiles last month for Roanoke Valley Orthodontics’ Grand Reopening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at our Peters Creek Road location.

We’ve been so busy this spring! Along with welcoming many patients to The New Smiles Club, we’ve been completing renovations on our Peters Creek Road location. Now that the construction is finished and the dust has settled, we’re celebrating its reopening with our patients, friends and colleagues. 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