At what age should an Orthodontist see my child?
We examine children at approximately eight years of age to evaluate the arrival of their permanent upper and lower front teeth. On occasion, we see children at younger ages if they have specific needs.
When treatment begins, how often will my child need to be seen?
Once the braces are initially placed, patients will be seen every 3 to 4 weeks.
Can I schedule appointments after school?
We schedule shorter adjustment appointments after school to accommodate more patients during these hours. However, longer appointments may need to be scheduled earlier in the day.
How long do patients need braces?
At the initial examination appointment, each patient is presented with a treatment plan and an estimated length of treatment. This time estimation may extend longer if tooth movement is slower than expected.
Do you have a payment plan?
Yes. All treatments have a payment plan which includes interest-free monthly payments. The initial payment plan installment is due upon brace placement.
Will you accept my insurance?
We will be happy to evaluate your insurance plan and determine orthodontic benefits. We are a Preferred Provider for Delta Dental, United Concordia, MetLife, Aetna, Cigna, Dentemax and TRICARE. Please bring your insurance information to the initial consultation.
Do you take credit or debit cards?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Health Savings, Flexible Spending and debit cards.
Who performs the brace adjustments?
Dr. Mohr personally performs brace placement and all monthly adjustments. His assistants prepare patients for each appointment procedure.
How long do patients wear retainers?
Once retainers are placed, they are worn during the day and night for the first six months and only at night thereafter. A successful, long-term orthodontic result requires faithful retainer wear.