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Use FSA funds on orthodontic treatment for 2019

This post was originally published Nov. 30, 2016. We’ve updated it for 2019. 

October is National Orthodontic Health Month! For us, it’s a time to emphasize to our patients (and prospective patients) how important orthodontic treatment is to overall health and wellness. 

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Two-phase orthodontic treatment: What parents should know

Generally, children should have an orthodontic screening by age 7. However, many children are still losing baby teeth at this age, which makes parents wonder if a screening is really necessary. 

The answer is yes!

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Glossary of orthodontic terms

If you are a new patient, you might hear some terms that are unfamiliar or confusing. This glossary will help you understand some of the most common. If ever you have any questions about your treatment, just ask Dr. Jones and the team at Roanoke Valley Orthodontics.

aligners – clear BPA-free plastic devices that slip-on over all the teeth in a single arch. They can be used in place of braces for alignment of the teeth and bite correction

appliances – orthodontic devices designed to correct the position of teeth or the jaw, which either attach to the teeth or are removable.

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Will I have to wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment?

Ah, it feels great to get your braces off after orthodontic treatment! You’ve worked hard and followed our instructions, and now your teeth are straight and your smile is beautiful. 

Will you have to wear a retainer following your orthodontic treatment? If so, how long?

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Invisalign vs. braces: Which is the right choice for you?

Teenage school kids smiling to camera in school corridor

Hear the word “orthodontist,” and most people immediately think of metal braces.

While metal braces continue to be the most common method we use to create beautiful smiles, patients who need orthodontic treatment these days have more options than ever before.

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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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