Patient Info

What Happens

At The Initial Consultation

The first step in the process is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hardin or Dr. Aranda. This gives you and your family an opportunity to meet our staff and ask any questions you may have.

During your consultation we’ll review your dental and medical history and give you a complete oral exam, including X-rays. Based on the information we learn from this examination, we’ll create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs. We’ll also go over payment plans, insurance information, and other financial details, so you’ll have a clear understanding of what to expect.

Our office would be happy to provide you with same day treatment once your consultation is complete! We offer everyone the opportunity to jump start treatment maximizing your appointment, and more importantly, your time!

“We want you to smile often — no matter what your age!”

Little Smiles, Big Difference.

We’re here to make sure that your child’s smile stays healthy for years to come. Early orthodontic visits can prevent all sorts of problems as adult teeth come in and jaws reach their permanent alignment. Using the most advanced technology available, we’ll correct little issues before they become big ones.

Look for these signs that your child might benefit from an early orthodontic treatment:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Teeth that come together abnormally or don’t come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that seem out of proportion to the rest of the face
  • Difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Consistent breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
  • Frequent sucking of finger or thumb
  • Jaws that pop or make similar sounds when opening and closing

Treatments

Braces
Invisalign
Suresmile

Metal braces are the traditional braces commonly worn by most people seeking orthodontic treatment. Metal braces can be used to treat all orthodontic problems, including issues with misaligned bites or jaws and crooked teeth.

Today, metal braces are sleeker and more comfortable than they have been in the past. Have fun with metal braces by switching up the colors of the ligatures. Traditional Metal Braces are available with an array of different colors. Metal braces, or metal brackets, are generally faster and less expensive than other treatment options.

TECHNOLOGY

iTero
iCAT 3D Imaging

The more anatomical information available the better an orthodontist is able to diagnose and plan. Three-dimensional radiography captures information not possible with 2D x-ray. i-CAT is dedicated to finding ways to reduce the amount of radiation exposure to patients while still retaining highly diagnostic images. High-quality images, low-dose options, and fully featured treatment-planning software continue to provide enhanced features for highly effective planning in providing the best in patient care. The i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D system is designed to provide greater flexibility in scanning, planning, and treatment with a range of innovative features that deliver increased clarity and control.

The more anatomical information available the better an orthodontist is able to diagnose and plan. Three-dimensional radiography captures information not possible with 2D x-ray. i-CAT is dedicated to finding ways to reduce the amount of radiation exposure to patients while still retaining highly diagnostic images. High-quality images, low-dose options, and fully featured treatment-planning software continue to provide enhanced features for highly effective planning in providing the best in patient care. The i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam 3D system is designed to provide greater flexibility in scanning, planning, and treatment with a range of innovative features that deliver increased clarity and control.