New Orthodontic Patient Information – Milton, MA
We Can’t Wait to Meet You
Are you thinking about visiting Milton Orthodontics to begin treatment for yourself or your child? We’re always excited to meet new patients and hope to make each of your visits an enjoyable experience. To get ready for your first appointment, read the information below so that you know what to expect when you walk through the doors; you can also learn about the orthodontic guarantee that helps bring all of our patients confidence in the treatment they receive.
Your first appointment with Dr. Sherman is meant to help us understand your needs so that we can recommend the right kind of treatment. After our front office team greets you, they’ll give you a series of new patient forms if you didn’t already complete them before your visit. After the paperwork is complete, we can perform an examination and discuss your orthodontic needs and goals in more detail; we’ll then help you explore the different services that might serve as a possible solution for your issues.
New Patient Forms
Our forms will ask you multiple questions about the current state of your health and any problems you might have noticed or are currently suffering from. The more information we have at the start of your treatment, the easier it will be to take care of your various needs. You can fill out our forms online by selecting the appropriate link below, which will allow us to check you in as quickly as possible.
When you choose to get a treatment with Milton Orthodontics, you can trust we’ll do everything we can to ensure your results last a lifetime. With this guarantee, you’ll be able get new retainers for life! Should a retainer become worn out, broken, or lost, we’ll replace it for a small co-payment up to four times a year.
We know that it’s important for you to save as much money as possible on the orthodontic care that you and your child receive. That’s why Milton Orthodontics is an insurance-friendly practice! Most major plans and providers will be accepted, and we’ll work with you to help you understand and maximize your benefits. We’ll also file insurance claims on your behalf whenever it’s necessary. And best of all, we’ll do everything we can to keep the process as simple as possible for you! Call us today to get started.
Affordable Financing Available
If you’re concerned about paying for braces without dental insurance or Medicaid, you can ask about CareCredit, a low-cost way to break the cost of treatment into more manageable chunks. Over the course of several months, you can make a number of payments that are designed to fit within your budget. Very little interest is attached to these plans; in fact, depending on your case, you may not need to deal with any interest at all. Click the link below or give our office a call to learn more or apply for CareCredit financing.
What to Do During Common Orthodontic Emergencies
Calling our office should be your first step as soon as you realize that you’re in the middle of an orthodontic emergency. While you’re on the phone, we can give you some advice that will help you improve the situation and stop the damage from getting worse before we have a chance to examine it. Of course, we want you to feel prepared if the worst happens, so read below to learn first aid tips for getting common orthodontic emergencies under control.
It’s best to keep the bracket in its intended place if you can, so if it’s still attached to the wire, apply a special orthodontic wax to it to keep it against the tooth. A broken bracket can cut or irritate the soft tissues in your mouth, so rinse with salt water to soothe any minor injuries you might have experienced.
Your goal should be to stop the wire from poking your gums or the inside of your cheeks. You can either move it to a more comfortable spot with a Q-tip or cover it with wax. If you decide to cut the end off (which should only be done as a last resort), use a tissue or something of the like to catch the wire.
Oral Pain & Soreness
It’s important to be able to tell the difference between normal soreness and pain that could indicate the presence of an emergency. Regular orthodontic discomfort occurs after the braces are attached to the teeth or whenever they’re adjusted; it can be controlled with a soft diet and periodic salt water rinses. You should call our office if the pain lasts longer than it should.