Lompoc (805) 736-3486
Solvang (805) 688-1862
Santa Barbara (805)965-4915
Welcome! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to
orthodontics and try to answer any questions that you might have. Our office
offers personalized treatment based upon your individual needs.
The advantages of orthodontic treatment are many including:
-Attractive smile and self confidence
-Increased function and comfort that comes from a proper bite
-Ability to better clean and floss teeth
-Better lip closure
-Less strain on jaw/muscle joints
-Eliminate the need to replace missing teeth
In children and teens:
-Guide facial growth to more attractive profile
-Guide permanent teeth in ideal positions reducing the need for extractions
Whether your adult teeth are just coming in or you have previously had braces and have experienced relapse, we are here to provide quality care.
On your first visit, Dr. Harper will perform an exam to see if you are in need of orthodontic care. You will learn about the different options in orthodontic treatment such as metal braces, ceramic or “clear” braces, Invisalign and Incognito. Digital x-rays may be taken at this time.
Our complimentary exam includes:
·A determination if orthodontic treatment is necessary
·The optimal time to begin orthodontic treatment
·Different treatment options
·A determination of the length of your treatment
After the exam, our front office team members will go over any insurance coverage that you may have, the cost of treatment and our various payment options. Please bring your insurance information with you to this visit if you would like to get a estimate on your insurance coverage.
There is no cost for this initial appointment, so there is nothing stopping you from getting all the information you need about getting a great smile. You should leave our office with an complete understanding of orthodontic treatment and all of your questions answered. Please view our FAQ page for additional information.