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Confident-smileAre you hesitant to smile because you don't like your teeth? Perhaps you're missing a tooth, have gaps between your teeth, or they're crooked. Maybe one too many glasses of red wine, cups and cups of coffee, or smoking cigarettes have left your teeth stained or not as sparkling white as you'd like them to be. Feeling embarrassed about your teeth can seriously impact your self-confidence. You may be reluctant to speak up in public, laugh out loud, or flash a big smile for the camera … just because your pearly whites aren't so pearly.    

Well now's the time to consider your options so you can start smiling again.

Dawson Dental specializes in transforming smiles. We have a number of procedures that can be performed to enhance your smile, your self-esteem, and your personal success. Often we can even improve your smile in just a few days! Ask us about our one-week Smile Makeover.

Finally, your braces have come off. HOORAY! Now your teeth are amazingly straight, perfect and just plain gorgeous … and they feel so smooth. Now you want to keep them that way, right? That’s where the retainer comes in. Teeth are supported by living tissue so they'll continue to move throughout your lifetime. If you want them to stay set in their beautiful new position, wearing a retainer helps prevent them from shifting back to where they once were. It doesn't matter whether you had metal braces, clear ones or removable Invisalign™ braces. If you want your amazing teeth to stay in their perfect place, you need to wear a retainer.

But for how long?

At Dawson Dental, we recommend that after you get your braces off, you wear your retainer day and night for at least 3 to 6 months, then you may be able to switch to just night time wear for at least one year. Some dentists will recommend that you wear a retainer for at least as long as you had the braces on. Vivera clear retainer To maintain your movie star smile, we suggest wearing your retainer three times per week … for the rest of your life. Sounds harsh? If you don't want your teeth to shift or avoid ever

Maybe yes, maybe no … it all depends on your dental insurance plan. Some companies offer very generous plans that cover a certain percentage of orthodontic care (50% or more of the costs may be covered). Other plans set a fixed dollar amount per year for dental care coverage that may include braces. Generally, company dental insurance plans only cover braces for children under 18. Typically, an insurance policy that covers traditional braces also covers Invisalign™ invisible braces to the same extent. >> Download our Invisalign Information Guide for complete details including Invisalign costs.

8 ways to save money if your dental costs are not covered

 Many company plans however don’t provide orthodontic coverage. If that’s the case, you have several options to make braces more affordable.

 1.     Straighten now, pay later

Dawson Dental offers 0% financing on approved credit.  So you can spread the expense out over one or two years and make low monthly payments that fit your budget. Visit one of our offices today to apply. It only takes a few minutes and there are no commitments. >>Click here to find out more about our financing options.

 2.     5% cash discount

If you’re able to pay for the entire cost of your treatment upfront, you can take advantage of

Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of improving the form, function and appearance of one's smile. Enhancing smile esthetics commonly includes: teeth whitening porcelain veneers or lumineers porcelain crowns dental implants dental bridges invisible braces snap-on smile  It is quite common for people to seek a few dentists

Orthodontics is the treatment of an irregular bit, tooth irregularity and/or disproportionate jaw relationships. Several methods can be used to straighten teeth: Metal brackets Ceramic brackets Invisalign invisible braces Orthodontic appliances to widen the palate or jaw          Dental braces are used to correct the following