Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a dental specialty involving alignment of the teeth and jaws. The way the teeth fit together, or occlusion, affects the function of the jaw joints and muscles. Properly aligned teeth reduce decay and gum disease while improving the ability to chew and speak. Proper orthodontics utilizes techniques on both occlusion and a great smile. This is why Dr. Donaldson completed the two year Roth Williams program on esthetics and functional occlusion after he graduated from LSU's Orthodontic Program.
Esthetics and Self Esteem
Your smile is a focus of attention. By wearing braces, you are taking a positive step that will improve the health of your mouth and your appearance for a lifetime. According to psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, "Orthodontic treatment can greatly enhance one's self esteem and the quality of life itself. A pleasing smile is a vital aspect of one's self confidence."
Your First Visit
You will find our examination process to be thorough and complete. Cosmetic and functional goals are tailored to the specific needs of each patient. All findings and recommendations will be explained to you in understandable terms, all of your questions will be answered, and your first visit is free of charge..
Our Approach to Treatment
We're up to date with the latest technology, the best materials and latest advancements in orthodontics. Our approach to treatment includes a close working relationship with your dentist to assure the best comprehensive care. You will be kept informed about treatment with written and face to face progress reports from Dr. Donaldson. Our objective is optimum health, comfort, function and esthetics for the long term.
Our Budget Arrangements
From flexible monthly payments to outside financing and help with insurance, you'll find our team eager to arrange a plan that is gentle on your budget. We do all that we can to see that finances don't stand between you and the necessary treatment. Our above-board policy assures you that there will be no "hidden costs" or unpleasant surprises.
We're concerned about you missing school or work, and we schedule appointments so that each patient receives a fair share of convenient appointments. This approach allows us to minimize the number of appointments that are necessary during school or work hours. Your time and convenience are important to us.
We're Available for You
We have two convenient locations to serve you. While orthodontic emergencies are rare, you will get prompt attention to your needs and concerns even at night and on weekends. There is always an emergency contact number on our answering machine.
Our Commitment to Continuing Education
Through continuous review of scientific literature, postgraduate courses, and study group involvement, Dr. Donaldson and his staff maintain a cutting edge approach to advances in orthodontics. Orthodontics is not part of what we do, it's all we do.
Follow Up Care
One year of supervised retention is included in your fee. You can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Donaldson will be here in the years to come should a need arise.
Our Commitment to You
Over half of our patients were referred by other enthusiastic patients and parents. Our goal is to treat you so well that you, too, will feel comfortable recommending us to your friends and family. As part of our practice, you'll be in good company. Our patients and parents are the most important part of our practice