Brace Yourself – Is it Time to Improve Your Child’s Smile?

The time has come (or soon may).

Your child is at a regular dental checkup and the dentist suggests it may be time for an orthodontic consultation. Braces!

It can feel overwhelming for parents. Adding another appointment on top of soccer practices and scouting meetings feels impossible. Let alone understanding the financial cost and the process itself. Our daughter was 8 years old when she started treatment and we’ve learned quite a bit through the process. It’s a change from when I had braces as a teenager – metal braces only (no color options), along with headgear, rubber bands – the works.

Drake Road Orthodontics (DRO) caters to your family’s needs and lifestyle. Scheduling a complimentary appointment for an initial consultation makes sense to understand the orthodontic journey. 

Drake Road Orthodontics Kalamazoo

How Drake Road Orthodontics Can Make Life Easier for Your Family

Drake Road Orthodontics works around your busy schedule.

Siblings both need appointments? The staff can group appointments together so you only need to make one trip. The inclusive and accommodating atmosphere at Drake Road Orthodontics will make you feel welcome from the first moment you step in the door of their Kalamazoo office.

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Younger children will be entertained in the kids play area while they wait. Patients will want to work towards rewards during treatment by participating in the Patients Reward Program. They earn points for var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties such as con­test and sur­vey par­tic­i­pa­tion and then re­deem points for cool prizes.

Drake Road Orthodontics offers a family courtesy program whereby a financial discount is available for siblings in treatment.

I have been overly impressed with the care and treatment my sons have been receiving at Drake Road Orthodontics. The doctors and staff are extremely kind, helpful, and informative.

-Jennifer B., parent of a patient

Earning Your Trust is Drake Road Orthodontics #1 Priority

As parents, anytime your child sees a health care provider, it’s no question you want the best care possible.

You’ll appreciate that DRO has two experienced Orthodontists in the practice, Dr. Tisha Randall, DDS, MS and Dr. Brandon Knapp, DDS, MS. For urgent or last-minute appointments that may come up, chances are good your child can be seen the same day.

The sense you’ll get when speaking with DRO staff is that they’re in it for the long run with your family. That may mean postponing care for a few years to monitor your child’s natural growth process.

Whenever possible Dr. Randall and Dr. Knapp aim to complete orthodontic treatment in one phase, avoiding unnecessary two-phase treatments which can be expensive, long and inconvenient.

They’ll take the time to answer your questions and determine the most efficient and cost-effective treatment plan for your family. 

What’s the First Step?

Orthodontic treatment is available for kids and adults. You’ll appreciate DRO’s focus on individualized care with braces, clear braces, or clear aligners as options.

All ages are welcome to schedule a complimentary consultation. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have an initial evaluation at age seven. This early screening is valuable to identify developing orthodontic issues.

Make your complimentary consultation appointment with Drake Road Orthodontics by visiting HERE, or call 269-344-1271.

DRO will notify your child’s dentist with the findings from the consultation as well as planned orthodontic care or periodic re-evaluation.

If you have any questions about the health or look of you or your child’s smile, schedule a complimentary consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

We’re good at making people happy because we really know our patients and take the time to work with them one-on-one.

At DRO we pride ourselves on our commitment to helping people be the best version of themselves they can be. By providing an inclusive and fun environment, coupled with the highest quality care, we’re confident that our patients will love not only the outcome of their beautiful smile, but their entire journey along the way.

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