The Right Age

It’s never to Early To Get Inspired

While it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment, we recommend that parents have their children examined by Dr. Parker for the first time between the ages of 7 and 9. Having an evaluation while the child is still growing by leaps and bounds enables Dr. Parker to address any immediate issues, as well as plan for orthodontic care at a future date when it can be most efficient and cost effective.

Dr. Parker will examine a child to see how the teeth fit together and check for crossbites that can affect facial symmetry and teeth that protrude so much they’re at a risk for fracture. He’ll also evaluate whether there is enough room for teeth to come in and if creating space now or later is appropriate.

If the teeth are simply crooked at an age when there are still many baby teeth left, Dr. Parker may recommend waiting for treatment, unless the appearance of the teeth are causing social problems. Please advise us of any social or self-esteem issues related to your child’s appearance so that Dr. Parker can consider them during his examination. Some early treatment may be appropriate to address the underlying cause.

If Dr. Parker recommends waiting for treatment, the child will become part of our growth and development program and be checked approximately every 6-12 months. These visits are complimentary, so that parents can get all the information they need, and any treatment can be planned for a time to produce optimal results.

Getting Started

What To Expect

We’re always excited to meet new people in our office and look forward to introducing you to Parker Orthodontics. At your initial visit, Dr. Parker will get to know you and conduct a thorough exam. He’ll explain why (or why not) orthodontic treatment is indicated and what to expect. Sometimes he may discuss delaying treatment so that the time in treatment is minimized and the results are optimal. As an orthodontist, Dr. Parker is able to determine how and when the teeth can be moved most effectively with braces or Invisalign.

If Dr. Parker recommends treatment and you’d like to take the next step right away, we’ll get you scheduled for orthodontic records that include photos, digital x-rays and a digital scan of your teeth for a 3D generated model of your teeth and bite. A week later, Dr. Parker will meet with you to review his detailed treatment plan and you can start toward your inspired smile.

Financial Information

As Easy As Can Be

Orthodontics is an investment with long-term benefits. We want to provide you with a great orthodontic result that is affordable. We have a variety of financial options, including low and no interest payment plans through our office. Our treatment coordinator will review these financial options with you when Dr. Parker has designed your treatment plan.

Orthodontic insurance is a wonderful benefit that some people have to pay a portion of their orthodontic treatment. We are happy to help you maximize any insurance benefit you have and will submit your insurance claims for your orthodontic treatment. Your benefit administrator can provide you with the specific details for your plan.

Why we partner with OrthoFi

At Parker Orthodontics, we know that making the choice to get the beautiful, healthy and inspired smile you deserve is a lifetime decision. The technology we invest in helps us deliver beautiful results with more comfort, and in a shorter time. We also feel treatment should be affordable. That’s why we’ve partnered with OrthoFi, an orthodontic financial services company.

  • With OrthoFi, you can:
  • Choose the best treatment option for you.
  • Design the payment plan that makes sense for your family and budget.
  • View your payment plan details online on your own time.

Utilizing OrthoFi in our office also allows us to file insurance claims for you, and accept assignment of benefits from the insurance company, which lowers your out of pocket costs. OrthoFi and Parker Orthodontics. The best way to get your inspired smile!

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