Our focus is on delivering the best and most advanced orthodontic care available in North Texas for children and adults. In addition to traditional braces, we are certified providers of Invisalign™ & Invisalign Teen™ braces. Please call today to schedule a no cost consultation. You’ll be glad you did.
Your First Visit:
During your first visit, Dr. Buchanan will personally complete a comprehensive orthodontic examination and a discussion of treatment needs. There is no fee for this appointment. At this time, we will answer any questions you may have, such as:
- Is treatment needed?
- When is the best time to start?
- How long will it take?
- What treatment options are appropriate?
- What is the fee?
If treatment is indicated, an appointment will be set up for obtaining diagnostic records which normally consist of two orthodontic x-rays, a series of photographs, and upper and lower impressions for the creation of orthodontic study models. This information is then used to create a patient-specific treatment plan.
After Dr. Buchanan receives the diagnostic records, a treatment consultation visit is scheduled to discuss the doctor’s findings. At this time, specific aspects of the treatment plan will be presented. Once the treatment plan is discussed, the estimated treatment length and the all-inclusive fee quote is provided. Finally, we schedule upcoming appointments, and answer any questions that you may have regarding the proposed treatment. We schedule plenty of time for our consultation appointments to ensure our patient families leave with a complete understanding of not only what we plan to do, but why we have chosen a particular treatment approach.
Once orthodontic treatment has begun, we will need to adjust your braces every 4 to 6 weeks. In order for treatment to progress efficiently, please try to make all appointments, or reschedule conflicting appointments for the earliest convenience. We will do our best to meet your scheduling needs. We understand the value of your time and we do our very best to stay on schedule.
If you have an emergency, please call our office immediately. In most cases we will be able to see you that day. If the emergency falls over a weekend, or a day that we are out of the office, please call the office number (940-381-1988) and you will hear a phone number to call in the event of an emergency. Dr. Buchanan or an assistant on call will be more than happy to meet you and relieve you of any orthodontic associated discomfort. There are no additional fees for emergency visits.
Your Comfort and Appearance
Our goal is to keep our patients happy, comfortable, and satisfied while providing the highest quality treatment possible.
In order to improve the orthodontic experience, we focus much attention on precise bracket placement to allow an even initial alignment of the teeth. Not only does the smile look better early on, but it prevents excessive wire bending later in treatment. We also use initial arch wires that are light force, super-elastic wires allowing a gentle introduction of orthodontic force to the teeth and supporting structures. In addition, we try to avoid using bands on molars whenever possible. By placing brackets on the molars, we no longer need separators between the back teeth to prepare room for bands. By avoiding separators, we avoid a great deal of patient discomfort early in treatment.
In addition to traditional metal braces, we offer options for tooth colored braces and we are certified providers for Invisalign clear aligners. Tooth colored brackets reduce the visibility of the brackets, while allowing for traditional orthodontic mechanics. Invisalign offers a bracket free option to comfortably meet the orthodontic needs of many patients.