Orthodontics in Virginia Beach, VA
Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser provide children, teens, and adults living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and others throughout Virginia’s eastern shore, orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth, misaligned bone structure, and other issues to create or improve their smiles and boost their self-confidence. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is an area of dentistry specializing in straightening crooked teeth, correcting misaligned jaw structure, and other oral issues that affect the appearance of the smile. Orthodontists adjust under and overbites, move teeth into their correct positions, and give their patients a smile of a lifetime. While orthodontics is most commonly associated with teens and children; adults can also benefit from seeking orthodontic treatments.
How Much Does Orthodontics Cost in Virginia Beach?
The cost of orthodontics varies with each patient based on the type of orthodontic appliance used and the amount of time it takes to achieve the desired results. During the complimentary consultation, we go over the costs as well as our payment and financing options. We accept cash, credit cards, debit and flex accounts, and offer financing in-house and through CareCredit®. Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for orthodontics to offset the cost of the investment. We can help you determine if your plan provides coverage, and help you file as well, reducing your out-of-pocket costs and making your treatment more affordable.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children begin seeing an orthodontist at the age of seven. Interceptive orthodontics is used specifically for children to identify and correct any issues that may affect the way their mouths grow and develop. It also helps guide permanent teeth as they erupt and come into place.
Types of Orthodontics
Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser provide the following orthodontics:
- TMJ Treatment
- Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
- Two-Phase Orthodontics
How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontics?
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for orthodontics is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser for an evaluation of your mouth, teeth, and bone structure. During your consultation, our doctors thoroughly evaluate your mouth as well as take pictures of the inside of your mouth, and make complete x-rays to determine if you need braces. This is especially important for children to correct any issues as the permanent teeth come in.
Should you shop around for an orthodontist?
Orthodontists are dentists that are specially trained in the movement of teeth and the growth and development of the face and jaws. Choosing the right orthodontist for you and your family is important. Ask your dentist and your friends about who they would recommend and be sure to be comfortable in the communication that you receive from the offices that you visit.
To learn if you should shop around for an orthodontist call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Difference between orthodontist and dentist?
An Orthodontist is a dentist who completed two to three years of fulltime additional education at an accredited specialty program. During these 2-3 years of training, an Orthodontist studies the growth and development of the face and jaws as well as the specific areas of tooth and jaw movement for the correction of poorly aligned teeth and jaws. A typical general dentist will have 1-2 courses in dental school that touch on these topics.
To learn the difference between orthodontist and dentist call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
What does an orthodontists do?
Orthodontists are dentists with specialized training in moving teeth and jaws to correct smiles and bites. Orthodontists modify growth in younger patients to help coordinate the jaws and teeth for optimal long term health of the teeth and jaws of their patients.
To learn what orthodontists do call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Do orthodontists only do braces?
No. Orthodontists are fully trained dentists who have chosen to specialize in the treatment of misaligned jaws and teeth. They utilize many different techniques (including braces, Invisalign, retainers, etc.) to achieve the ideal smile and bite for their patients.
To learn if orthodontists only do braces call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
How much is an orthodontist visit without insurance?
The total cost of orthodontic treatment can range between $4000 and $7500. Most orthodontic practices are willing to set up an easy payment plan with a down payment and monthly payments over 1 to 3 years. Monthly payments can range between $200 and $300. If you do have insurance, they can also provide you with an estimate of your monthly payments based on your insurance benefits.
To learn how much is an orthodontist visit without insurance call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Can you go straight to an orthodontist?
Unless your dental insurance requires a referral from your general dentist, you can call an orthodontist directly to schedule an examination and consultation. Often the initial examination is free of charge. You may consider speaking with friends to find an orthodontist near you.
To learn if you can go straight to an orthodontist call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Will I get braces on my first orthodontic appointment?
During your first appointment, the orthodontist will evaluate your teeth, bite and overall dental health. They will take a few xrays and pictures of your teeth. Provided there is no dental disease such as cavities and gum infections, you may be able to get your braces on at this first appointment. In some situations, the orthodontist may need to consult with your general dentist prior to applying your braces so there maybe the need to schedule the application of your braces at a future appointment.
To learn if I will get braces on my first orthodontic appointment call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser provide state-of-the-art orthodontics to people living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and those throughout Virginia’s eastern shore who want to correct crooked teeth, poor bites, and other issues that may affect the appearance of their smile. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments. Contact us to schedule a complimentary appointment at one of our offices today!
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