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Orthodontics

Orthodontics: It all starts here.

Orthodontics treats the growth and development of teeth and the alignment of jaws in adolescents and adults. Most common orthodontic services range from rapid palate expander (RPE) to dental braces and retainers.

At Great Expressions Orthodontic Centers, we believe that orthodontics involves more than "straightening teeth" — it enhances health and self-esteem and may improve a person’s overall quality of life.

At your first visit, you will meet with one of our certified orthodontists to address your concerns and conduct a thorough orthodontic examination of your teeth, bite and facial balance. The doctor will then discuss the diagnosis and present a customized treatment plan for your individual situation. It is important to us that you have a complete understanding of the diagnosis, treatment plan and financial investment in order to make an informed decision.

With so many choices in orthodontic providers, why should you choose Great Expressions Orthodontic Centers?

Extensive Resources and Hometown Care

As one of the largest providers of orthodontic care, we are uniquely able to offer our patients the best price on a wide range of dental services.

Convenient Office Locations

With locations in nine states, an office is never far away. Find one close to home, work, or school.

Convenient Hours

Every effort is made in providing our patients the most convenient appointment times - including early morning, evening and weekend appointments.

Our Philosophy

We are dedicated to being the type of orthodontic provider that combines advanced techniques and materials with an office environment that is welcoming and friendly.

Personalized Care

A person’s smile is as unique to them as a set of fingerprints, which is why we develop customized treatment plans, with realistic results, that give our patients a reason to smile.

Certified Orthodontists

Great Expressions orthodontists are licensed and members of the American Association of Orthodontics.

If you are ready to begin orthodontic treatment, we have an orthodontic dental care center conveniently located near you. You can also schedule a free consultation with one of our certified orthodontists.

Learn more about the American Association of Orthodontists.

Flexible Payment Options

We offer payment plans and financing options that fit into any budget.

Freedom Payment Program. You can determine a payment program that fits into your budget with low, interest-free monthly payments.

Insurance In-Network Discounts

We participate with most insurances. Because we participate directly will most insurance plans (also known as in-network), you will enjoy not only an insurance benefit, but also a significant discount, leaving you with a reduced out-of-pocket expense.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • My child needs orthodontic treatment but I don't think I can afford the cost. What options do I have to spread the payments over time?

    There are many payment plans and financing options available to help spread the cost of care over the course of orthodontic treatment. In particular, we offer interest-free, low monthly payments with no money down. Financing is available through Care Credit — let our professional staff assist you with the confidential application process. Contact your local dental center for additional information.

  • At what age should a child begin orthodontic treatment?

    The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that a child be seen by age seven for an orthodontic consultation. If the dentist or parent desires, a visit to an orthodontic specialist can be pursued earlier. The orthodontist evaluates the alignment and bite and the relationship between the upper and lower jaw. If necessary, your child may need to return for periodic visits to monitor growth and development. Orthodontic treatment today involves guiding the bone growth, treatment for jaw joint disorders, as well as correcting the arrangement of the teeth. Your Great Expressions Dental Center dentist can help you understand the concerns with your child's teeth, and refer you to an orthodontist as needed.

  • I have heard about invisible braces/Invisalign®. How do they work?

    Invisalign® is the invisible new way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. Invisalign® uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made "aligners" are produced. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved. Your Great Expressions Dental Center dentist or orthodontist can help you understand the concerns with you or your child's teeth, and refer you to an orthodontist as needed.

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