By: Bryan C.
Eldorado Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics
I have been a patient there for years and so has my wife . I set an appointment for my elderly mom. Tammy Velma was very helpful and followed up as she said with the info on what my moms insurance would cover We realized we had a conflict and I called back. A bright cheery voice of Bonnie Williams answered and said it is a beautiful day at Eldorado Smiles. We discussed possible dates and said I would call right back. When I called back Tammy did not answer and the person said she was in a meeting then put me on hold and said here she is. Tammy knew I would be calling back excused herself with a meeting with Dr Sauers to take me call. She wanted to complete what she said she would do for me. That is customer service !
By: stacyfrisc
Eldorado Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics
I went in with pain on my top left side, back of mouth, Dr said I had one tooth that needed a crown, one crown that needed replaced, and a bottom tooth leaning due to missing tooth(need to get bridge). I got one tooth grinded down, and two new crowns but I am still having some pain on left side back of mouth. Lots of money to pay to leave with the same problem- not sure if I got my moneys worth. Getting x-rays, cleaning(not sure if I got the full treatment because she spent little time on me), and waiting on them to make the crowns- 4.5 hours later I was done and got to leave. I'm not sure if I want to get the bridge done here...
By: laryssa.loya
Ballou Orthodontics
I am so happy with my overall experience at Ballou Orthodontics! The office looks amazing, very modern, but very warming. The staff is very in tune with the patients needs and were always available to answer any questions that I may have had. Dr.B was very laid back and easy to work with. He would present the options that I had unique to my treatment, and than allowed me to make the decision on what I wanted to do. It really made me feel like I was a big part of my treatment. I couldn't be any happier with my result or experience I had at the office. Thanks Ballou Orthodontics!
By: Jennifer C.
Frazier Family Orthodontics
These people are awesome! Hour of operation are so accommodating and the doctor and staff are very friendly. You don't just feel like another number , you feel like family!
Tips & Advices
While going to the orthodontist can be difficult, sometimes it's necessary. If you are concerned about tooth alignment, feel your jaw shift, or are experiencing problems like difficulty chewing or grinding your teeth, it's time to see an orthodontist.
There are generally three types of braces patients can be fitted for at the orthodontist:
  • The more traditional option, bands, wrap around most of a patient's tooth.
  • Brackets are the most popular, applied directly to the tooth in metal or plastic form.
  • Lingual braces are brackets attached to the back of teeth.
People of all ages can wear braces to straighten their teeth, but it is most common to be fitted for these adjustments between the ages of 10 and 14. This is the time when teeth are better able to be straightened because the head and mouth are still developing.
The American Board of Orthodontics recommends finding a dental specialist that is board-certified, offers free or reduced-price consultations, and displays qualities such as trustworthiness, ability to communicate effectively, and attentiveness.
Orthodontists must complete a four-year undergraduate program to gain admission to dental school. After earning a Doctor of Dental Science degree at an accredited four-year dental program, students must then either complete a post-degree training program or one to two years residency in orthodontics. Then they need to earn a state license in order to practice. Certain states also require board certification.

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