Orthodontic care is more than aligning your teeth to make a beautiful smile. It’s about creating healthy, happy smiles that increase a person’s self-esteem and improve their overall health for years to come.
You have plenty of choices for how and where to receive your orthodontic care, but because your smile affects so many parts of your life, you shouldn’t trust your teeth and jaw correction to just anybody. With online orthodontic services on the rise, we want to tell you what makes in-office treatment at Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics worth the drive.
Our Orthodontic Expertise Can Put You At Ease.
When you come to our office, you get to form and build a relationship with your orthodontist. We love getting to know you and getting you excited about orthodontic care at every visit.
Online services often require you to complete at-home DIY projects, like making a mold impression on yourself and taking photographs of your mouth so that a remote orthodontist can guide your care. While they can get some necessary information this way, they are missing the rest of it! Sometimes, causes for concern that could delay or prevent you from getting treatment lie beneath the surface and can only be seen with X-rays. Our team will take photographs, X-rays, molds and/or scans of your teeth, jaw, and facial structure to have the whole picture. Dr. Hamer or Dr. Glassick will also check your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, infection, or gum disease. These thorough examinations will occur at your first appointment and throughout your treatment to ensure the health and safety of your teeth and gums. They also help our orthodontists give you the most flattering final look.
With in-person care, we’ll do 90% of the work for you, so no at-home orthodontic projects! All you have to do for the remaining 10% is perform oral hygiene and keep your appliances clean!
You can feel confident that you’ll get the best results possible with us at Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics thanks to thorough examinations and close monitoring of your progress.
The iTero Element Scanner Makes Treatment A Breeze.
As a patient of in-person care, you’ll experience the fantastic modern technology we invest in to give you the most efficient and comfortable experience possible on your way to a stunning smile.
The technology we would like to highlight today is our iTero Element Scanner which makes bulky, messy mold impressions a thing of the past for most patients. The iTero Element Scanner uses a small wand to take multiple scans of the teeth and gums. Then it takes all those images and creates an interactive, 3D, digital model of your mouth. Dr. Hamer or Dr. Glassick use this representation to quickly and accurately design your treatment plan. They can even show you your predicted final look! Knowing what you’re working so hard for is a great motivator to finish treatment and follow your orthodontist’s instructions out of the office.
We Have Braces!
As a top 1% Invisalign provider, we know a few things about clear aligners. And, though we love them, they’re not the best option for everybody! That’s why, unlike online providers, we proudly offer two other treatment options — metal and ceramic braces. These bonded appliances are an excellent choice for those who don’t qualify for or don’t want the responsibility of clear aligners.
Updates to metal braces have made them sleeker and more comfortable than ever, but their durability remains a staple in their design, making them perfect for patients of all ages. Because ceramic braces are not durable as their metal counterpart, they are ideal for adults and older teenagers who want a low-profile aesthetic.
At Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics, we use shape-memory wires that apply gentle, continuous pressure on the teeth for quicker movement and fewer, if any, tightening adjustments.
Treatment For The Whole Family!
While orthodontic care is typically associated with teenagers, our various treatment options and thorough examinations allow us to treat the whole family!
Did you know that children should see an orthodontist by the age of seven? Though unlikely they will need treatment at that age, it is best to have them looked at to be safe! Some orthodontic care can be completed less invasively, less expensively, and in less time on still-developing children.
On the other hand, it’s never too late to seek treatment for your own smile! You deserve a smile you’re proud of, regardless of your age! We offer first-time care for adults and retreatment for those in orthodontic remission.
Despite our state-of-the-art technology and top-quality care, being a patient with us won’t cost “an arm and a leg.” We pride ourselves on providing our community with affordable orthodontic treatment with transparent pricing.
Before treatment begins, we’ll break down the cost of your treatment plan so that you know exactly what you’re paying for. Once you’re ready to proceed, we will communicate with your insurance company on your behalf and help you maximize those benefits!
If you have a remaining balance after insurance is applied, it’s okay! We accept all major credit cards, including Care Credit! We also have flexible financing and payment plans available.
Dr. Hamer and Dr. Glassick never want someone’s reason for not getting life-changing care to be the cost. We are always happy to see what we can do to help with sacrificing the quality of care.
No Matter Your Orthodontic Need, Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics Has You Covered.
Whether you want clear aligners from the best Invisalign provider in the area or want to create the smile of your dreams with braces, Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics has what you need to achieve your orthodontic goals.
Finding out if you are an orthodontic candidate has never been this easy or stress-free! Contact us today to talk to our welcoming and knowledgeable staff. A team member will gladly answer any initial questions and help you schedule a free consultation to meet with our skilled orthodontists.
We can’t wait to meet you and see your final look, so see us soon to get started!