New Orthodontic Patient Information – Hopkinton, MA
Welcome to the Orthodontics Family!
We love being able to help our patients and their loved ones improve their smiles for the future, and our priority is to make each visit a positive experience. We’d be thrilled if you decided to turn to Simply Orthodontics Hopkinton for straighter teeth and a properly aligned bite. On this page, you’ll find everything you’ll need to know before your first appointment – as well as the orthodontic guarantee that all our patients benefit from.
Your First Visit
The first thing you’ll see when you walk into our orthodontic office is a friendly front office team member who will greet you with a smile. If you didn’t fill out your new patient forms ahead of time, you can do so at this time. Once we’ve gotten your information, one of our orthodontists will meet with you to perform an examination and discuss your orthodontic goals in greater detail. We’ll then be able to suggest the treatments that are likely to work best when it comes to the unique corrections that your smile needs.
New Patient Forms
During your first visit, we want to make sure that we’re addressing all your orthodontic needs and concerns from the very beginning. To do that, we need the information provided on our new patient forms, which tells us all about your oral health and any issues that either need to be taken care of or could affect the course of your orthodontic treatment. Please select the appropriate link below and fill out our forms before your first appointment.
Every treatment we provide comes with a lifetime guarantee that the results will last, and to ensure this happens, we offer our RETAINERS FOR LIFE program. Should you or your child’s retainers ever become broken, lost, or worn, we can replace them for a small co-payment up to four times a year.
For your convenience, we gladly accept most major insurance plans and providers. When you receive treatment at Simply Orthodontics Hopkinton, we make sure you fully understand your benefits and help file claims on your behalf in order to keep the amount that you personally need to pay out of your own pocket as low as possible. We want you to save money and maximize your personal plan. If you want to learn more about how we can work with your provider and how we can simplify the process, you can get started by calling us today!
If you plan to use Medicaid to pay for your child’s treatment, we’ll do everything we can to maximize your benefits. After all, many orthodontic treatments are necessary for good oral health, and we want these services to be affordable. Medicaid is particularly useful when you have a child with serious dental concerns that could lead to bigger problems if left alone. We can discuss your method of payment once we’ve performed an exam and determined the best treatment for your child.
Affordable Financing Available
If you don’t have dental insurance or Medicaid, we may still be able to help you pay for your care. There are programs such as CareCredit that break the overall cost for your treatment into a series of smaller payments that can be adjusted depending on your personal budget. There are various plans you can choose from that have little to no interest attached to them. Do you think CareCredit could help you? Give us a call to learn more or click the link below to fill out an online application.
Tips to Manage Common Orthodontic Emergencies
Just like a regular dental emergency, a swift response is key for addressing an orthodontic issue. Your emergency appointment needs to be scheduled right away. When you call us, we can provide you with some specific advice for keeping the damage and discomfort under control. Below are some general tips for dealing with some of the more common issues you might experience; it’s a good idea to make yourself more familiar with these tips so that you can act quickly in a worst-case scenario.
If the bracket is still on the wire, you can use a piece of cotton to put it back in its proper place and hold it there with some orthodontic wax (which you can find at most grocery stores and pharmacies). The soft tissues in your mouth might have been cut; rinse with salt water to encourage them to heal faster.
Using a Q-tip, try to push the wire into a more comfortable spot. If this isn’t possible, try covering the tip with orthodontic wax. If necessary, you may remove the end of the wire with a pair of clippers. Be careful not to swallow the loose piece; have a piece of tissue or gauze ready to catch it.
Oral Pain & Soreness
For the first few days after your braces have been attached or adjusted, you should eat only soft foods and periodically rinse with warm salt water to control your discomfort. If the soreness lasts longer than it should or becomes unusually severe, call us as soon as you can. You may want to take ibuprofen or another kind of pain reliever in the meantime.