How Many Visits to the Orthodontist Before Braces?

One of the most common questions that is asked of Dr. Bodine and the Bodine Orthodontics team is: “How many visits are required before I can get braces?” The most common answer is two or three, but under the right circumstances, we can start on the same day as the initial consultation. On our patient’s… Read more »

Does Invisalign cost more than braces?

One question we hear all the time is, “Does Invisalign cost more than braces?” At Bodine Orthodontics, the short answer is: No. Dr. Bodine is so well versed and does such a large volume of Invisalign treatments, that we can offer the service at the same price as traditional braces. If you or your child… Read more »

Do Orthodontists Still Use Headgear?

Orthodontic headgear? Is that even a thing anymore? Chances are you’re thinking of just about every teen movie from the 80’s, unless of course you were born within the last millennia. While the headgear of the 80’s isn’t a common treatment plan anymore, it’s certainly still around and used in specific cases. What is headgear?… Read more »

How often are braces adjusted?

If you are a recent recipient of an orthodontic treatment such as traditional wire and bracket braces or Invisalign, chances are your orthodontist has advised you when you are expected back for your routine exams and adjustments. If you have not yet undergone treatment but are researching and doing your own due diligence, chances are… Read more »

How long will I have to wear braces?

As an orthodontist in the Frisco and Prosper areas, we hear this one question the most from our patients, “How long will I have to wear braces?” According to a survey from the American Dental Association, the average length of orthodontic treatment is 22 months. However, depending on the type of problem a patient has,… Read more »

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What Are the Different Types of Braces?

Did you know that over 4 million people in the United States wear braces and over 20% of them are adults? A beautiful and straight smile isn’t just a trend, it is a way to a better and healthier lifestyle. With so many options, which one is right for you? Traditional Braces These are the… Read more »

When should my child go to the orthodontist?

Dear Tooth Fairy, Why are your rates so high? -Inquiring Parents   We hear you, the tooth fairy’s prices are going up and it’s time to make sure all the adult teeth replacing the baby teeth are coming in straight. You may be wondering, “How early is early enough to catch and correct my child’s… Read more »

How Does Invisalign Work

Orthodontic technology has come a long way since the 80’s. Remember when the only option to straighten your teeth was thick metal braces? Today, we have advanced orthodontic treatments that are comfortable and virtually invisible! Invisalign is an option that is becoming increasingly popular for teens and adults because of how easily it fits into… Read more »

What are the orthodontic treatments for adults?

With so many options to transform your smile as an adult, why wait? So, you’re ready to start your journey to a stunning smile. You dream about having that healthy, confident smile you see in magazines and you finally decided to do something for yourself and get adult braces. Getting braces as an adult is… Read more »