Patient Care at Smile Orthodontics
When selecting an orthodontist, you want someone who is skilled and knowledgeable, yet friendly and compassionate as well. Drs. Thomas T. Taylor and Steven P. Hearne are both board-certified orthodontists who are committed to providing a comfortable, relaxing, and informative atmosphere for patients of all ages. Here, we will present a brief summary of the patient care serives and information we offer. To learn more, simply follow the links provided in the sections below.
Your First Visit
So, you’ve called and made your first appointment! Wondering what happens next? If you or your child is coming in for a consultation soon, check out this page about your first visit. Find out what to bring, what to expect, and questions you should ask!
“How long will my treatment take?”
“How often will I need to visit the office during treatment?”
“How much do braces cost?”
At Smile Orthodontics, we’ve been in the teeth-straightening business for a while. Over the years, we have come to understand the questions that are most important to our patients. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about your potential treatment. As always, our team of experts is here to answer any questions as well.
Proper brushing and flossing is important for everyone. But those who are undergoing orthodontic treatment face unique challenges when it comes to oral hygiene. Diet, daily maintenance, and routine dental visits are all important elements for taking care of your teeth and gums until your braces come off. We can help you develop a customized at-home regimen that will keep your smile healthy for years to come.
There are a number of reasons why an individual may need orthodontic treatment. Any type of misalignment or malocclusion can interfere with your function and negatively affect your oral health. Common orthodontic problems include overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowding, spacing, protrusion, or unmatched midlines. No matter what your issue, we can help you find a solution that will work best for you.
Dental emergencies and trauma can be devastating for any patient. For those in braces, it can be downright scary. To learn more about identifying and handling dental or orthodontic emergencies, visit this page. Hopefully, you are never faced with a dental emergency. In the event that you are, being prepared will help you know exactly what to do.
Helpful Related Links
When exploring options in orthodontic treatment, there are a few links that can offer information and guidance. Visit this page to learn about helpful consumer and patient resources.
Orthodontics is so much more than simply straightening teeth. At Smile Orthodontics, we practice a philosophy of comprehensive care. Essentially, this means that our focus is on oral health first, function second, and aesthetics third. A beautiful smile is important – and certainly achievable! However, if we straighten the teeth with no regard to health or function, you will most likely encounter more advanced problems in the future. Comprehensive orthodontics offers an aesthetically-pleasing smile, a functional bite, optimal joint health, proper tooth form, improved airway flow, and more.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about the care we offer at our Suffolk, VA practice, reach out to a team member. You can call one of two office locations or contact us online anytime.
When I first came to Smile Orthodontics, I was 11 years old, and my smile had a lot of work to do. By the time I was done being treated, my smile was exactly how I wanted it to look. With my new, big smile, I gained a lot of confidence in myself. Overall, my time at Smile Orthodontics was life-changing and very enjoyable.Kendall S.