Your Smile – Your Way! Your smile is something you’ll have forever, why not make it the smile you want to have? Dr. Teifer and Today’s Orthodontics want to make your smile makeover as easy and successful as possible! This means you’ll be getting the best orthodontic care you can possibly receive!
We Work Around Your Budget – Affordable Payment Plans Available We understand that orthodontic treatment is a major investment, and the cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs. Giving you a smile that you will be confident with for many years to come is priceless! For that reason, we want every adult, child, and family to have the smile they want!
This is why we work with any budget and offer flexible payment options; including in-house financing with ZERO-percent interest and automatic payments. That will save you an unnecessary trip to our office!
Our helpful team can go over all the information you will need, regarding the cost of your treatment and the various payment plan options available to you. They will give you the information you need to make the most valuable decision for you and your smile.
Insurance Options Our practice also accepts insurance coverage. If you have insurance, it is helpful to find out what they cover regarding orthodontic treatments. Some plans cover partial amounts of coverage and some cover more. Our coordinating staff will also be available to help you with your insurance claims and paperwork.
Major Credit Cards and a Few Extras Our office also accepts most major credit cards and cash.
Today’s Pack Kids Club – the best smiles start at 7!
Super smiles start young! Orthodontic guidance can begin as young as seven years of age. So, if the child you have in orthodontic treatment now has younger brothers or sisters, or if you have a child between the ages of seven and ten, our orthodontist in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI has some great news for you!
If you schedule a consultation for us to start observing your child’s growth every six months, they can join our pack! Our Today’s Pack Kids Club members receive a free tee-shirt and a cool membership card where they can enter drawings and participate in exclusive contests to win a variety of prizes.
WHY AGE 7?
As a preventive orthodontic office, we like to examine the children in our patient’s family by age seven. Usually, no orthodontic treatment will be needed at this time. However, by making use of early interceptive methods, or, in some cases, even before they occur, early evaluations can sometimes prevent the need for full braces later.
Often children within a family exhibit certain predictable patterns of growth in much of the same way they inherit similar eye and hair color. Like other family traits, particular patterns of tooth and jaw development also “run in families.”
We frequently find that parents feel they do not need to have younger children examined by us unless their general dentist or children’s dentist makes a referral. We do not find that dentists recognize the same problems that we do, any more than we would recognize some of the problems that they look for in general dentistry. True, we are all dentists, but the specialty of orthodontics is complex and specialized.
Have Your Children Examined By Age 7 – Free of Charge
With these facts in mind, we hope you will have all your children examined by age seven so that we can give your family the maximum dental care they deserve. In the interest of prevention, we are happy to offer all initial examinations and follow-up recall visits at no charge. If you would like to take advantage of this offer please tell our Scheduling Coordinator. They will be glad to set up a convenient appointment time for you. We look forward to seeing you and having the opportunity to start your child on the road to a future full of smiles!
REFER A Friend
At Today’s Orthodontics, we know that accidents happen. That’s why we do our best to see you as soon as possible when you need a repair visit. We offer convenient appointment times during the day, afternoon, and even in the evening to best serve your needs.
Call us at 734-454-9200 and we will see you as soon as possible!
When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth, and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. Stick to a soft diet until your teeth do not hurt to chew. Irritated gums and other sore spots can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm salt-water mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in eight ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. An alternative (better tasting) mouthwash is the Healthy Gums Rinse by The Natural Dentist. Placing Orabase on the affected area may also help relieve discomfort; Orabase can be found in a pharmacy. If the tenderness is severe, take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or whatever you normally take for a headache or similar pain. Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), and Naproxen Sodium (Naprosyn, Anaprox) actually slow the tooth movement, so it is not advisable to use them frequently while wearing braces.
The lips, cheeks, and tongue may become irritated for one to two weeks as they learn a new posture and become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We’ll show you how!
Sometimes discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by our orthodontist. Please refer to the instructions provided by our orthodontist. If the facebow (metal piece) is bent, please call our office for assistance. The headgear should hurt less the more it’s worn, so be sure you get in the prescribed number of hours.
If your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part.
If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it if needed for comfort. If the bracket or band can be removed easily, place it in an envelope and save it to bring to your next appointment.
Using a pair of tweezers or needle-nosed pliers, try to put your wire back into place. It is okay to use a piece of floss to tie the wire into place: tie the floss around the bracket in place of the missing colored o-ring. If you cannot put the wire into a comfortable position, and covering the end with wax doesn’t help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If the end of the wire is still sharp place wax on it.
Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it so that it is no longer poking.