New Orthodontic Patient Information – Framingham, MA
Welcome to the Simply Orthodontics Framingham Family!
Thank you for considering Simply Orthodontics Framingham to be your new home for orthodontic services. We are proud of the active role we can play in your future smile, and we aim to make every visit a positive and productive experience. Below you’ll find all the information you need to become a new patient, and you’ll learn about our orthodontic guarantee for every patient who becomes part of our family!
Your First Visit
When you come to our orthodontic office, you’ll receive a warm greeting from our front office team member. We’ll then give you a series of new patient forms to fill out, if you haven’t done so already, so that we can get to know you a bit better. Soon afterward, you’ll meet with one of our orthodontists to talk about your smile goals. They will complete a brief exam and then go through the procedures and treatments that they recommend to meet your needs.
New Patient Forms
Our primary goal is to take care of all your orthodontic needs. We want to make sure that every new patient feels appropriately catered to, which is why your visit starts new patient forms. This paperwork helps us understand your current oral health and any medical issues you may have. You can complete them online by selecting the appropriate link below.
Get Retainers for Life with Our Preferred Plan
Retainers are a huge part of your orthodontic treatment, and our Preferred Plan helps ensure smiles continue to look perfect long after braces are removed. By becoming a Preferred Plan member, you get replacement retainers up to four times a year, so you never have to worry about the cost of losing a retainer.
Perks of the plan:
- Up to four replacement retainers per year*
- Retainer visits to our office for up to five years
- Electric toothbrush
- Post-treatment whitening kit (ages 16+) or a custom sports mouthguard (ages 16 & under)
As a dental insurance-friendly orthodontic office, we are happy and willing to work with most major insurance plans! Before you start treatment, we’ll make sure to go through your benefits in great detail so that you know exactly what to expect. Then, we’ll file your insurance claim on your behalf and help you maximize benefits to the fullest potential. It’s very important to us that you save as much money as possible on treatment. Give us a call today to see just how easy it is with our team!
Are you using Medicaid to pay for your child’s orthodontic treatment instead of private insurance? We’ll help you understand and get the most value out of your benefits so your child can get the care they need. After we complete an exam, our team will recommend the best possible treatment for your child’s smile. Then, we can discuss finances and payment moving forward.
Affordable Financing Available
Whether you do or don’t have dental insurance or Medicaid, there’s always another way to pay for orthodontic care. With programs like CareCredit, you don’t have to worry about making one large payment. Instead of paying for treatment all at once, you can make smaller monthly payments with low to zero interest attached. To learn more or to apply for financing, give us a call, visit our orthodontic office, or click the link below!
How to Manage Common Orthodontic Emergencies
Like with normal dental emergencies, the sooner you give our orthodontic office a call after your orthodontic emergency, the better. In fact, you should never hesitate to reach out to us in these circumstances. We can get you on our schedule for an appointment as soon as possible, and we can provide guidance for improving your situation. Thankfully, there are things you can do before you come to our orthodontic office. Read on to learn more.
If it is still attached, gently push the bracket back onto your tooth with a cotton swab. Then, apply orthodontic wax so it stays in place. You can purchase orthodontic wax in major grocery stores or pharmacies. Make sure to avoid sticky or hard foods. If necessary, rinse your mouth with saltwater to help any cuts or sores heal faster.
With a cotton swab, push the wire so it’s flat against the tooth. If the wire cannot be positioned more comfortably, cover it with relief wax. As a last resort, you can also cut the wire using a pair of clippers, but make sure to have a tissue or gauze nearby to catch the wire afterwards.
Oral Pain & Soreness
After braces have been affixed or adjusted, it is completely normal to have some dental soreness for a day or two. During that time, you can stick to a soft diet and rinse your mouth out with warm salt water. However, this soreness should not last any longer than that. If soreness persists beyond this point, take over-the-counter pain relievers and contact our orthodontic office right away.