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COLUMBIA, SC, March 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The last time you looked in the mirror, were you happy with the smile that was flashing back at you? At Richard E. Boyd - Specialist in Orthodontics modern technology and personalized care are the ingredients that ensure your smile will last a lifetime.
Welcome to the Family!
Your treatment actually begins with a complimentary initial examination. You may be new to the office environment but you'll be treated like family! At your first visit to Dr. Boyd's office, a complete clinical exam will be performed which will include a review of your medical/dental history, an examination of your teeth and bite, an estimation of treatment time, and fees if appropriate. If treatment is indicated, an appointment will be scheduled for diagnostic records.
Diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include plaster study models of the teeth, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and X-rays. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.
All About Teamwork
To successfully complete the treatment plan, the patient must work together with the orthodontist and staff. The teeth and jaws can only move toward their corrected positions if the patient consistently wears the rubber bands, headgear, or other appliances as prescribed. Damaged appliances lengthen the treatment time.
Planning Now Can Save You Later
It's no secret that an early phase of orthodontic treatment using appliances will direct the growth relationship of the upper and lower jaws, thus providing a good relationship and adequate room for the eruption of all permanent teeth. So planning now can certainly save you in the long run. Fortunately modern orthodontic technology can benefit individuals of any age. Initial consultation with Dr. Boyd will provide information on the best course of treatment:
What's Good for You
Orthodontic treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Every individual is different. Dr. Boyd will discuss the best treatment options that will ensure the best smile.
Invisible Braces (Invisalign) for Adults and Teens
Clear appliances (such as Invisalign) use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
You're just one step away from a healthier, brighter smile. If the smile that greets you in the mirror isn't the one you desire, then it's time to act. Remember, orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. You're never too old (or young) to appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. We look forward to making you smile and showing you how getting braces has never been easier. Dr. Boyd and his staff are waiting for you at either of their two locations: In Columbia, SC at 5 Office Park Court (Tel: 803-788-7000), in Western Columbia, SC at 4233 Devine Street (Tel: 803-743-9200) and at 4574 C Sunset Blvd in Lexington, SC (Tel: 803-785-4460). Please visit our website at http://www.drrichardboyd.com/ or stop by our blog at www.bracesbycolumbiaorthodontist.com/.
Contact Richard Boyd Orthodontics today for a free orthodontic consultation to learn more about orthodontics and what it can do for you or your child.
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