Our Approach

What to expect during your initial appointement

Your Initial appointment will consist of an examination by Dr. Praska to discuss potential treatment options.

We know your time is valuable, so we reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include x-rays, photos and impressions for study models. We also reserve time to show you the x-rays and develop a treatment plan.

We encourage you to ask questions

  • Is treatment needed now?
  • What treatment procedures will be used?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

We will address these general questions and specific areas after analysis of diagnostic records.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your visit.

  • Any panoramic x-rays taken within the past 6 months
  • If you have orthodontic insurance please bring your insurance card.

Tooth Guidance

Tooth guidance allows anterior teeth to erupt into better alignment through proper timing of deciduous tooth removals...

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Early Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that by age 7 a child should have an orthodontic evaluation, or earlier if a problem is noted by the parents or family dentist...

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Temopromandibular disorder can develop for many reasons...

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Appliances

Functional removable appliances are used to correct skeletal and dental abnormalities without surgery...

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Braces

Braces are placed to align teeth, close spaces and further correct the bite...

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Stars (Invisible Braces)

Stars are clear removable appliances used to correct some minor misalignment and spacing...

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