New Orthodontic Patient Information – Marlborough, MA
Join the Simply Orthodontics Marlborough Family
If you’re thinking of choosing an orthodontic home soon, we’re very pleased that you’re thinking about Simply Orthodontics Marlborough. We want to be your partner in creating a better smile, and that means working to meet and exceed your expectations during each appointment. On this page, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the process of becoming a patient at our orthodontic office as well as our orthodontic guarantee.
During Your First Appointment
After our front office staff gives you a friendly greeting, you’ll need to prepare for your visit be filling out our new patient forms if you haven’t already. The information on this paperwork will help give our orthodontists a clearer picture of your history and the current state of your mouth. During the appointment itself, we’ll examine your teeth as well as our oral structures and ask about the treatment goals you have in mind. This allows us to determine what services we offer that you and your family could most benefit from.
New Patient Forms
With our new patient forms, we want to give you a chance to tell us about your orthodontic and medical needs so that we can cater to them from the very beginning. To help you save time, you can fill them out online by selecting the appropriate link below.
Get Retainers for Life with Our Preferred Plan
Over the years, we've heard countless stories of patients' retainers getting lost, accidentally thrown away, or even eaten by the dog. It happens more often than you'd think! Retainers are a huge part of your orthodontic treatment, and our Preferred Plan helps ensure smiles continue to look perfect long after braces are removed. By becoming a Preferred Plan member, you get replacement retainers up to four times a year, saving thousands of dollars and gaining peace-of-mind in never having to worry about the cost of losing a retainer. Our patients love this treatment option.
Perks of the plan:
- Up to four replacement retainers per year*
- Retainer visits to our office for up to five years
- Electric toothbrush
- Post-treatment whitening kit (ages 16+) or a custom sports mouthguard (ages 16 & under)
There are many different insurance plans and providers out there who can help you pay for your care. As an insurance-friendly orthodontic office, we’re happy to accept most major carriers, and we can help you understand your benefits and file claims when necessary so that you can save as much money as possible. We want to you to get the highest level of satisfaction possible out of your plan! Call us today to begin the process; you just might be surprised at how easy it is with our friendly, experienced staff!
If you have Medicaid, we’re happy to work with you to make sure that you maximize your benefits so that your children can get all the treatment they need. During your little one’s first visit, we’ll perform an examination and identify their issues. We can then create a plan for the best possible treatment; at that point, we can also discuss using your plan to make it affordable.
Affordable Financing Available
Even patients that don’t have dental insurance or Medicaid are still able to save money. We can help you apply for a third-party program called CareCredit, which divides the cost of your plan into smaller installments that can fit into your monthly budget. There are several low to no interest plans you can choose from depending on your situation. If you want to learn about CareCredit or apply for a plan, click the link below. You should also feel free to call our orthodontic office or pay us a visit!
How to Handle an Orthodontic Emergency
As you can probably guess, time is of the essence in any emergency, which is why we’ll do everything we can to set up an appointment as soon as possible, ideally on the same day. In the meantime, though, you need to be able to contain the situation and improve your discomfort on your own, and luckily there are plenty of ways you can do that. Read the tips below, and don’t forget to call our orthodontic office for additional help.
Save the bracket if it has fallen off the wire completely. If it’s still attached, gently move it back into place with cotton and hold it in place with orthodontic wax. Avoid sticky or hard foods, as they can easily make the situation worse. Rinse with salt water if you’ve suffered from any kind of cut or sore as a result of the broken bracket.
Try and move the wire to a more comfortable spot with a Q-tip, but if that doesn’t work, place orthodontic wax on the ends. In certain situations, you can try shortening the wire with a pair of clippers, although this should only be done when there is absolutely no other choice.
Oral Pain & Soreness
First, remember that some discomfort is to be expected after braces have been placed or adjusted; the soreness should fade after a couple of days, and eating soft foods and using a salt water rinse can speed up the process. If the pain persists or becomes worse, however, call us right away. Try using ibuprofen or another type of pain medication until your appointment.