When people think of local businesses, they tend to remember grocery stores and restaurants. But did you know that some orthodontist clinics are local businesses too? Wentzville and St. Peters citizens know the benefits of seeing an orthodontist in their local communities. Part of the reason to see a local orthodontist is to support a local business. Chances are pretty good that some of your neighbors work there. Here are a few of the benefits of seeing an orthodontist in your local community.
One problem with a corporately-owned orthodontic office is that you feel like a number. The machinery of that environment doesn’t lend itself well to building relationships. Each time you go in for an appointment, you see someone new. We’ve discovered that many patients feel anxiety in that kind of environment.
Letting a stranger handle your smile can feel daunting, especially if you see someone new every visit. But Dr. Humphrey intends to know every patient’s face. Our entire staff remembers each patient on a “first smile basis.” For that reason, seeing a local orthodontist helps uncomfortable patients feel at ease. We promise you’ll see familiar faces if you consider us as your Wentzville and St. Peters orthodontist.
Some options, like mail-order orthodontics, promise you ease and efficiency. You’re exchanging seasoned, practical expertise for convenience and cost. A mail-order plan gives you no access to a professional orthodontist. The mail-order approach attempts to solve a problem by using an assembly line. At Humphrey Orthodontics, you get attention from an actual orthodontist.
Dr. Humphrey has enough experience to provide you with a specific treatment plan. At Humphrey Orthodontics, we establish what your needs are. Then, we implement a treatment plan. With the data we uncover during your in-office visit, and X-rays of your jaw, we can make a customized treatment protocol just for you.
Find (& Fix) Problems Sooner
Most people are aware that they need to brush and floss their teeth. However, we recommend in-person visits to detect issues early. Some problems brushing and flossing alone cannot solve. Therefore, another benefit of in-office orthodontics care is early detection. Detecting an apparently small tooth problem today can prevent it from getting out of control tomorrow. Some patients require more in-depth treatment than others. You might be surprised at just how quickly orthodontic problems can get out of control. Fortunately, Humphrey Orthodontics is a Wentzville and St. Peters-focused office capable of early detection.
Kids, Moms, and Dads
Forgive the cliche, but Humphrey Orthodontics is a family. But beyond our work family, we also have individual families. We’re moms and dads just like you. So we understand the daily grind of work, school, homework, extracurricular activities, and family time. That’s why we’re proud to serve patients of all ages. That’s right! Our patients range in age from single digits all the way to triple digits! You might as well book one for each household member when you book an appointment. Because at our locations, we want to see all the smiles – regardless of their age.
No two smiles are exactly alike. So, none of the treatment plans we design will be exactly alike. Dr. Humphrey will determine the particulars of your plan. Below are a few braces options the doctors might discuss with you.
This is most people’s image when they think of “braces.” They’ve earned something of a stigma over the years, but Humphrey Orthodontics intends to change that. Modern metal braces have lighter wires and sleeker brackets. For you, this means less pain and irritation. Our braces are compact and comfortable. A major advantage of metal braces is that they can shorten your treatment duration.
What if you had braces that you could remove whenever you wanted (within Dr. Humphrey’s guidance, of course)? Our team uses clear, lightweight plastic aligners by Invisalign®. They offer the wearer much more comfort and convenience than conventional braces. Generally, you’ll wear your aligner for 12-15 months and you’ll use between 36 and 48 sets. We recommend keeping the aligner on for 22 hours a day.
You may also hear clear braces referred to as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces.
There’s no time like right now to give yourself the smile you deserve. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first evaluation by age 7. But if you’re an adult, it’s never too late to invest in your smile. Afraid you missed your chance for braces when you were younger? Many of our first-timers see us later in life.
Genuine orthodontics emergencies don’t happen all that often. But if and when they do, Dr. Humphrey and the rest of our team are available to help. If braces brackets come loose or wires irritate you, we’re happy to take care of you.
Humphrey Orthodontics Is Your Local Clinic
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