Why see an orthodontist near me?

As proud members of the healthcare community in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Johnson Orthodontics is honored to transform the lives of those around us. We know there are many places you could go for your orthodontic needs – some of them entirely online! With an increase in completely virtual service and orthodontic treatment from other healthcare providers, we want to take a moment to explain some of the benefits of choosing an orthodontist near you.

Your Support Allows Us To Support Our Community!

Dr. Johnson and every member of his staff joined the healthcare world because they are passionate about helping others and improving lives. While we find joy in watching people grow more confident throughout their treatment, our enthusiasm for serving the community does not stop with our patients.

The continued support and trust from the Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Millsboro, Milton, Ocean View, and surrounding areas allows us the privilege of donating our time and resources to multiple sports and school organizations.  As members of a profession that requires continuous study and research, we understand the importance of quality education and are thrilled to be involved in making that possible for many students. Sports organizations give people of all ages a place to belong, have fun, and learn invaluable lessons and skills that are transferable to all aspects of life. Every child needs a place where they can feel included and accepted, and such opportunities might even change their life! We know that sports are more than just a game. We are proud to support these groups whenever possible and help keep them running for many seasons to come.

Can I See My Dentist For My Orthodontic Needs?

Orthodontists are dentists who receive a few more years of training to become specialized in the orthodontic field. While many dentists do offer orthodontic treatment, orthodontists typically offer more advanced equipment, and their trained eyes are better suited to truly understanding the scope of your needs. Orthodontists can provide more personalized treatment and information on orthodontic issues than a dentist can. Because an orthodontist’s only professional priority is to help you safely and effectively achieve straight teeth and an aligned smile, you can be sure you and your family will receive the highest quality care.

This is not to discourage you from seeing your dentist! Dentists are essential to your mouth’s well-being and you should see one regularly to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Please understand, however, that dentists and orthodontists provide different oral healthcare services, and we encourage you to consider having a consultation with an orthodontist before making your final decision about treatment.

We Have Multiple Treatment Options!

Other offices or virtual services will likely offer fewer treatment options than an orthodontist. Often they only offer clear aligners, which are a great choice, but not always the best option for every patient. At Johnson Orthodontics, we are able to provide a range of treatment options for children, teens, and adults. At your appointment, Dr. Johnson will review your options and help you pick the best one. He will also take the time to answer any questions, so you can feel confident about your care. Among the potential treatments options are the following:

  • Metal braces: When people think of orthodontic care, this is probably what they think of – and for a good reason. This durable appliance can fix even the most complex of cases using metal brackets, wires, and ligatures (the usually colorful bands that hold the wire to the bracket). Changes have been made over the years to improve their comfort and design, and metal braces continue to be a cost-effective and reliable staple in the community. 
  • Clear braces: Also known as ceramic braces, this option is very similar to metal braces, with one big difference. Instead of metal brackets, these braces use tooth-colored brackets and matching ligatures to create the illusion of clear braces. They are perfect for patients who need the reliability of a fixed appliance but want a more subtle aesthetic. 
  • Invisalign: Using 3D technology and digital scans, Invisalign creates custom-made, clear aligners for teens and adults. Clear aligners are removable, transparent trays that straighten the teeth by applying pressure like braces. This option is so discreet that most people won’t even know you are wearing them! They offer patients orthodontic care with zero food restrictions and minimal change to their lifestyle. Invisalign treatment can be completed in as little as six months!

There are attachments, such as temporary anchorage devices, orthodontic bands, spacers, and other accessories; however, these are not necessary for every case or available for every treatment option. 

Payment Options For Your Unique Situation!

At Johnson Orthodontics, we understand that every person’s situation is different, but a large part of the decision-making process for almost all clients includes the questions, “How much does this cost?” and “Can I afford this?” We firmly believe that finances should not stop anyone from receiving the healthcare they need. We have a team dedicated to helping you navigate the world of insurance, starting even before you come in for your first appointment! We have years of experience in helping patients maximize their insurance benefits.  

If an outstanding balance remains after insurance is applied, don’t worry. We offer flexible, interest-free payment plans and will work with you to create a plan that makes sense for you. 

Our mission is to provide you with quality, affordable care, which is made even more possible by the relationship we build with you along the way. If you have any questions before, during, or after the treatment process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Why see an orthodontist near me?Want To Find Out More About Johnson Orthodontics?

Are you looking to start treatment now, or want to learn more about our facilities and values before committing? A no-pressure consultation and exam are the first steps to feeling confident about obtaining the smile of your dreams. Schedule a free consultation with our amazing team at Johnson Orthodontics to get personalized information today.

We look forward to meeting and beginning this journey with you!