Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

The Cost of Braces

On average, braces cost between $3,000 and $10,000, depending on the extent of treatment and the type of materials used. With a range of options available, your orthodontist can recommend the type of braces that best meets your budget as well as your oral health needs. The experience of the orthodontist you choose, the area in which you live, and the degree of correction needed will also play a part in the overall cost of treatment.

Materials

Today, there are several alternatives to traditional metal braces, including ceramic "tooth-colored" braces and clear aligners. Each material comes with its own cost.

Metal Braces

Traditional braces typically cost between $3,000 and $7,000. Minor cases of misalignment will generally cost less than more severe jaw-related issues.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are a popular choice for patients who are looking for a more discreet alternative to metal brackets and wires. If you are interested in ceramic braces, you can expect to pay a bit more than you would for traditional braces. The price ranges from $4,000 to $8,000.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are one of the more expensive forms of treatment, with an average cost between $8,000 and $10,000. These braces are affixed to the back of teeth rather than the front. They generally function the same way as traditional braces, but they are not visible when you smile.

Clear Aligners

Aligners such as Invisalign® are comparable in price to traditional braces, typically costing between $3,000 and $8,000. Invisalign offers several types of aligner trays depending on the extent of your misalignment.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Treatment

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The treatment cost will depend on the condition of your teeth and jaw as well as the location of the office.

Extent of Treatment

More complex cases of misalignment may require more specialized techniques. In addition, a longer treatment timeline will involve more trips to the orthodontist for adjustments. This can increase the cost of braces. 

On average, braces cost between $3,000 and $10,000.

Orthodontic Retainers

Another important consideration is the additional cost of retainers, which are necessary to maintain the results of orthodontic treatment. There are several types of retainers available, including fixed and removable. A fixed, or bonded retainer, can cost between $250 and $500 for each arch. Removable retainers vary in price from $150 to $300 per arch.

Choosing an Experienced Orthodontist

As with any medical procedure, it is important to choose a reputable orthodontist. Though an orthodontist with more experience may charge more for their services, they can help you achieve your desired results and minimize your risk of complications.

Geographic Region

Where you live can impact the overall cost of treatment. In major urban areas, especially those on either coast, costs are often much higher. Often, larger overhead costs in cities translate to a higher price for orthodontic treatment.

Insurance Coverage

In some cases, dental insurance will cover the cost of orthodontic treatment if straightening teeth will provide a medical benefit. However, if you want braces simply to improve the appearance of your smile, your insurance will probably not provide coverage. Insurance is more likely to pay for braces for a child under the age of 18. 

Braces Financing

Braces represent a large financial investment for many adult patients and the parents of young children who need orthodontia. However, financing options and payment plans can help make treatment more affordable. Many doctors accept third-party financing with no or low interest, and others offer in-house plans to cover out-of-pocket costs. Talk to your dentist about your options.

Invest in a Healthier Smile

When your teeth are misaligned, you are vulnerable to a host of oral health concerns. Overcrowding can make cleaning your teeth more difficult, which can result in decay and gum disease. While braces involve a time commitment and financial investment, they can help to preserve the structure of your smile for years to come.

The Smile Center

The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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