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.
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.