New Orthodontic Patient Information – Holliston, MA
Ready to Join the Simply Orthodontics Holliston Family?
We are very excited to learn that you’re considering Simply Orthodontics Holliston as your newest orthodontic home! Playing an active role in your future oral health is our highest priority and we strive to make every visit a positive and productive one. We have all the information you need to become a new patient listed below. On top of that, you can expect an orthodontic guarantee for every person who becomes part of our family!
Your First Visit
Every person who arrives at our orthodontic office is met with a warm and welcome greeting. Our front office team member will ask you to fill out a series of new patient forms, unless you do so ahead of time. If you don’t, please get to our orthodontic office a bit earlier than your scheduled appointment time. You’ll soon meet with one of our orthodontists so you can talk about your smile goals. They will complete a brief exam and then highlight treatments they believe will resolve your concerns in the best way possible.
New Patient Forms
For every new patient that comes into our orthodontic office, we want to make sure that we are taking care of all your needs upfront. The last thing we want is to make you feel like you aren’t being taken care of properly. That starts with our new patient forms, which discuss topics like your current oral health as well as any issues you’re currently having. Please click the appropriate link below to fill out our forms online.
Get Retainers for Life with Our Preferred Plan
Over the years, we've heard countless stories of patients' retainers getting lost, accidentally thrown away, or even eaten by the dog. It happens more often than you'd think! 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, saving thousands of dollars and gaining peace-of-mind in never having to worry about the cost of losing a retainer. Our patients love this treatment option.
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)
We are more than prepared to work with most major insurance plans and providers because we are an insurance-friendly orthodontic office! We’ll make sure to talk about your benefits in more detail when the time comes for treatment. We will file your insurance claim on your behalf and maximize benefits to the highest extent. It is very important to us that you get the most out of your plan and save money on you and your family’s care.
Your child should be able to get the treatment that they need at an affordable price. If you would like to use Medicaid to pay for your child’s orthodontic treatment, we’ll help you make sure that your benefits are properly maximized. At an initial appointment, we’ll offer recommendations for the best possible treatment options for your child based on a detailed exam, then discuss payments moving forward. Medicaid can be especially helpful for those children who need orthodontic treatment to correct jaw issues that affect their speech and ability to chew.
Affordable Financing Available
Even if you don’t have dental insurance or you’re not eligible for Medicaid, there’s always another way to pay for orthodontic care. One of these options is CareCredit, which acts as a low-cost option where patients pay for treatment in more manageable monthly chunks. You don’t have to pay all at once for services and you will likely have little to zero interest attached to these payments. This can vary depending on the type of plan you choose. To learn more, simply give us a call, visit our orthodontic office or follow the link!
How to Manage Common Orthodontic Emergencies
Don’t wait to give our orthodontic office a call if an orthodontic emergency occurs. Much like treating a dental emergency, the sooner you call, the better. Doing so will increase the chances that we’ll be able to get you scheduled for the same day and get advice from us to improve your condition. There are options for you to consider before you do make it to the orthodontic office. While these tips can be found below, you should not hesitate to call our orthodontic office directly for additional help.
Push the bracket back into place with a cotton ball as gently as possible if it is still attached. Then, cover it with orthodontic wax. This will keep it in place temporarily. This wax can be purchased in major grocery stores or pharmacies. Next, rinse your mouth with saltwater. This will help any sores or cuts heal faster. Make sure to not eat any hard or sticky food moving forward.
Push the wire so it is flat against your tooth. This can be done with a Q-tip. You can cover it with relief wax if the wire cannot be pushed into a more comfortable spot. Clip the wire using a pair of clippers only as a last resort. Make sure you have a tissue or gauze pad ready to catch the wire after cutting it.
Oral Pain & Soreness
When braces have been recently attached to teeth, it’s normal to experience some mild discomfort for the next day or two. To alleviate soreness, make sure to stick to a soft diet and rinse your mouth out with warm salt water. If soreness is present any longer than a couple days, take an over-the-counter painkiller and get in touch with our orthodontic office right away.