Frequently asked questions here at Expat Dental
Below is a list of frequently asked questions to assist you with your dental health. If you have a question which is not listed below please contact our team and we will be more than happy to assist you.
A significant percentage of our orthodontic patients are actually adults! You are never to old to fix that crooked tooth that’s been bothering you, or improve a smile that makes you feel self-conscious. Perhaps the general dentist has expressed to you that your bite is causing some of your teeth to wear down prematurely. These reasons are more are why more adults than ever are deciding to go through orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear plastic trays to move your teeth. If the doctor decides at your consult that your case is suitable for Invisalign, a digital scan of your teeth will be taken and sent to the manufacturer. The doctor will then work with the technicians on your treatment prescription. Each tray is planned for a specific movement, and your teeth will move gradually over time as the trays are replaced.
We have traditional metal braces and wires, as well as more esthetic options such as clear braces and white wires. At your consult, the doctor will go over orthodontic issues, whether they be cosmetic or functional. A treatment plan and estimated time will be assessed, and we will go over your options for treatment.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, a child should have their first evaluation no later than age 7. Even though at that age kids still have many baby teeth, certain permanent teeth should have come through already. An orthodontist can begin to detect problems such as crowding, or bite issues that can interfere with the child’s growth and development.
If by chance you do have to leave before treatment is complete, we provide all necessary transfer records as well as a standardized transfer form from the American Association of Orthodontists. We are happy to work with you and the new office on making sure the transfer goes smoothly and disruption to treatment is minimal.
Yes, at Expat Dental we are very familiar and comfortable with continuation of treatment that was started elsewhere. At your consult we will give you an estimated length of treatment remaining as well as a breakdown of payment options. Please contact your transferring office for all necessary records, or if you let us know we are happy to contact them for you before the scheduled consult time.
Most cases are done as a downpayment and then subsequent monthly payments. We accept major credit cards, NETS, direct bank transfers, and cash.
Your treatment fees will depend on what treatment is necessary for you and what treatment alternatives are available. Our doctors will assess that at your consult and a full explanation of the treatment fees as well as our payment options will be given to you at the consult.