Before braces are placed, patients must first visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary fillings. Patients should visit the dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning.
Your appointments are scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Our staff makes every effort to accommodate each patient's schedule. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, 24 to 48 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment. We have two orthodontics offices to serve our patients in Independence, MO and Olathe, KS.
Treatment may last from 18 to 30 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled from 4 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper oral hygiene and taking care of your braces will allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment on time.
We encourage parent participation in the orthodontic process. Dr. Lovinggood welcomes input and is happy to discuss treatment at each appointment. If you are unable to attend, you may simply call the office and a knowledgeable staff member can discuss your child's orthodontic progress.
We know your time is valuable. In an effort to save you time at your initial consultation, please fill out and bring the appropriate form with you.