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What to Expect at Your First Visit

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.

Your initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Provide a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine whether
    treatment is necessary
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans
  • Schedule your appointments!

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Financing & Insurance

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our staff will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each available payment plan option, so that you can make the best choice for you and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.

Affordable Payment Plans

Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best orthodontic care whenever you need it.
** Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. **
If you have insurance that will be covering any portion of your orthodontic treatment, our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or ideas about how we can make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one.

Convenient Online Services

With the simple click of a mouse, our secure online service allows you to:

-Make a one time ACH payment
-Create an account to setup recurring ACH payments

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SenCash Benefits

SenCash is both an incentive program for patients and a communication tool for parents and patients. For patients, it is an incentive for good brushing, not breaking appliances, good grades, and community service to name a few. For parents and patients, it is a way to know what procedures were performed at each appointment, hygiene, and when treatment is expected to be completed.

300 Bucks

-$100 gift card

150 Bucks

-$50 gift card

75 Bucks

-$25 gift card

45 Bucks

-$15 gift card

30 Bucks

-$10 gift card

15 Bucks

-$5 gift card

10 Bucks

-$3 gift card

300 Bucks – $100 gift card
150 Bucks – $50 gift card
75 Bucks – $25 gift card
45 Bucks – $15 gift card
30 Bucks – $10 gift card
15 Bucks – $5 gift card
10 Bucks – $3 gift card

Here’s How to Play the Game!

Get 1 Buck for each of the following:

  • Keep your regularly scheduled appointment.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Good oral hygiene. We grade what we see. Your teeth must be clean when
  • Nothing loose or broken. (This means brackets, bands, removable
    appliances, etc.)
  • Wearing your Sencak Orthodontics T-shirt to your appointment.

Extra Credit

Get 5 Bucks for each of the following:

  • Get good grades. You must make all A’s or B’s. (Bring us your report card and show us)
  • Proof of Community Service or anything you do to better the community around you. (Please write what you did on the “Read what I did!” form and bring it to your appointment)
  • Send your friends to our office. Be sure they tell us you referred them. (To be awarded after their new patient exam)
  • If Dr. Sencak or any team member sees you in public during non-office hours with your Sencak Orthodontics shirt on.
  • Visit your family dentist for your regular six month check-up and cleaning. (Bring your “Proof of Checkup” form back, signed and dated by your dentist or dental hygienist)

And Now the Fine Print…

  1. Points are only given at regularly scheduled appointments.
  2. Walk-in or “special visits” do not apply.
  3. The number of points you earn at each appointment is up to you.
  4. The prizes may change from time to time and larger prizes are ordered at the time of “purchase.”

5. Your SenCash is your responsibility. If you lose them, like real dollars, they are gone.
6. The game ends once you complete treatment.
7. Trade them in for gift cards to various places in your area!

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What To Do In An Emergency

Minor orthodontic problems can cause some discomfort or irritation. Below we’ve outlined the ways you may be able to soothe discomfort from home.

Loose or Broken Brackets, Bands, or Wires

If any part of your braces become loose or break, call our office to find out if you can wait until your next scheduled appointment for the repair or if you should come in sooner. If the band or bracket is still attached to the archwire, leave it just as is. Do not try to connect any elastics to it, and absolutely do not try to pull it off. If it is causing any irritation, you can use orthodontic wax to cover it or move it back into place with a pencil eraser, Q-tip, or small pair of tweezers (never your fingers). If the bracket or band comes off completely, make sure you keep it and bring it with you to your next appointment.

Tooth Pain or Loosening

To alleviate the pain, normal over-the-counter pain relievers will usually do the trick. Rinsing your mouth with salt water can help provide relief for mouth ulcers. All you need is an 8 ounce glass of warm water mixed with just one teaspoon of salt. Topical numbing solutions such as Ora-base are also helpful to ease ulcer pain.

Contact Our Offices

While actual emergencies are rare, if a traumatic event occurs contact any of our offices as soon as possible. In these situations, X-rays are often necessary to determine the extent of the injury or incident and to determine whether or not the orthodontic appliances have been damaged.

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If you know someone looking for orthodontic treatment, please refer them here. If they end up choosing Sencak Orthodontics as their orthodontists, you’ll get a $50 Amazon gift card and so will they! PLUS be entered into our quarterly drawing!

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