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  • Will my dental insurance cover braces?
    Every insurance has different levels of coverage. You can contact your provider and ask what they do cover and how much. We know this can be intimidating so feel free to call us and we can help find out your coverage.
  • Do I need a referral from my dentist to see an orthodontist?
    Nope! You can seek orthodontic care if you just feel like improving your smile. A referral from a dentist or other professional is not needed. Although your dentist may still recommend you see an orthodontist if they feel it is necessary.
  • What is the recommended age for my child’s first orthodontic visit?
    The recommended age for your child’s first orthodontic visit is by the time he or she turns 7. This helps in early detection of any orthodontic problem and relevant intervention if required. In most cases it also reduces the amount of treatment needed and cost later on.
  • How do I identify the early signs of orthodontic problems?
    If your child has crooked or protruding teeth, cross bites and misalignment or shifting of jaw are all symptoms of orthodontic problems. Early orthodontic intervention can help correct these problems easily.
  • Are there any discounts?
    Yes! We offer several including a family discount (if you get braces with us any additional treatment your family starts will be discounted), a military discount for veterans or active duty, and a courtesy discount for treatment paid in full.
  • Are Clear Aligners more expensive than braces?
    We use Angel Aligners for our clear aligner treatment and they do NOT cost more than our other treatment options.
  • Can I use my FSA or HSA?
    Braces typically qualify for reimbursement from your FSA or HSA. If you are unsure, let us know and we can verify your eligibility and help get you started.
  • Do retainers cost extra?
    No. Your treatment includes the first set of retainers you need to keep that smile perfect. Also, your follow up visits for the first year are included. After that you will be charged a small fee for any repairs or replacements.
  • How does financing work?
    We work with you to build a financing plan that works well for you. Treatment takes place over several months to even a couple of years. That gives us a lot of room to stretch the cost of treatment out. Our financing is always interest free.
  • What can I expect from my first consultation?
    Your first consultation at Monarch Orthodontics is complimentary. During the initial assessment you will get to know Dr. Estrada and learn the following important things: Is there an orthodontic problem? If yes, what is it? What treatment plan can be undertaken? How long will the treatment period last? What will be the cost of the treatment?
  • Will I be able to continue my favorite activities like playing sports and playing instruments with braces?
    Yes. Brace covers and mouth guards can protect your braces and teeth so that you enjoy your favorite activities like playing instruments and sports without any difficulties. For Invisalign® you can easily remove them for a short while if needed.
  • Do I need to avoid certain types of food while I have braces?
    Yes. There are a few restrictions you need to keep in mind when it comes to eating with braces. Foods that are sticky, gooey, hard, sugary or chewy can harm your braces and also your teeth. So it is best to avoid such foods while you have braces. We can guide you throughout treatment on what is safe to eat and what is not.
  • Will braces hurt?
    The types of braces available today are more comfortable then their traditional versions. You may feel slight soreness or discomfort in the beginning, but after a certain period you will get used to living with your braces easily.
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