Who we are
We are a group of people from all different communities and cultures who believe that beauty behind a smile captures the essence of joy. We just so happen to be in the practice of orthodontics.
While undergoing orthodontic treatment in our practice, you will be the recipient of treatment excellence and personal service which provides our patients with an experience and smile to enjoy for many years. With over 30 years of combined experience, continual training, attention to detail, and listening to our patients are the vehicles we use to deliver the best results possible to our patients.
The method used for placement of brackets in our practice, indirect bonding (IDB), ensures ultimate accuracy, improved oral hygiene, and patient comfort. Placement of braces on a model of the teeth, and subsequent transfer of the brackets using a custom made tray provides ultimate accuracy for the placement of braces. Modern braces require accuracy and accuracy results in shorter treatment time, something appreciated by all!
Herbst Appliance for Overbite (Class II) Correction
Dr. Bailey and staff believe in a win-win treatment approach. The Herbst appliance is worn by many of our patients whose orthodontic problem involves overbite. Due to the fixed nature of the Herbst appliance, patient compliance is assured leading to excellent, predictable results in a very reasonable period of time. Removable appliances such as headgear, can be a disastrous prescription leading to poor patient compliance, battles at home and unsatisfactory result. Excellent results and elimination of parent-child battles provides the win-win treatment we provide. Click here to learn more about the Herbst Appliance.
High Tech Arch Wires
Even orthodontics has benefited from the NASA program. Our use of nickel titanium advanced arch wires has led to less discomfort, shorter treatment time and less time away from school/work for orthodontic appointments.
Self Litigating Brackets
Self ligating brackets enable Dr. Bailey and staff to treat cases easily and effectively while offering patients a faster, more comfortable and attractive treatment option. Free-sliding technology means you have less discomfort and a faster treatment than with traditional style braces.Traditional braces use elastics and ties. This puts pressure and friction on your teeth which slows down your treatment and causes discomfort in many patients. In-Ovation system braces are different! With a special free-sliding technology, little to no pressure is placed on teeth as they are gently guided into place.
Emphasis on Oral Home Care
Patients, parents, Dr. Bailey and staff all want to see a beautiful smile of healthy teeth when braces are removed. Our emphasis on dental home care is designed to eliminate the potential for permanent decalcification marks on the teeth after braces are removed. Thorough initial instructions and constant, positive reinforcement during treatment provided our patients with the tools and knowledge to produce a beautiful smile. Please click here to see the contest we have for our patients who visit their general dentist for cleanings.
Retention! Retention! Retention!
You may have heard something similar in another context, however, RETENTION receives great attention in Dr. Bailey's practice. Our permanent lower retainer and simple upper removable retainer insure an attractive and healthy smile for many years to come. We feel this method of retention offers our patients the best guarantee for the investment they have made. Click here to learn more about retainers.
Our Commitment to Busy Families
Until the day arrives when teeth can be straightened with a few clicks of your computer mouse, we will continue to refine our "treatment delivery" systems to keep busy children and parents doing what they like the most. Here is just a glimpse into our attempts to make orthodontic treatment "hassle free".
One-Step Examination & Diagnostic Records
When treatment is recommended for new patients, we have allowed time in our schedule to proceed that same day with the diagnostic records and impressions for appliances that are often necessary to begin treatment. This minimizes time out of school and work for patients and parents.
Our Pledge to Run on Time
We pledge to have patients seated and treatment started within 10 minutes or less of their appointment time. We recognize the importance of your time and the many activities that families schedule in one day.
Patients & Parents Need to be Informed
Our staff will discuss with the patient and parent the treatment progress, procedures performed that appointment, and any aspects that may need improvement such as rubber band wear or tooth brushing. Parents are an important part of the treatment team necessary to provide that winning smile.
Treatment is a Team Effort
Successful orthodontic treatment can only be accomplished through team effort. Dr. Bailey and staff will coach, parents will cheer, and the most important part of the team the PATIENT will play. Commitment, effort and practice will lead to fantastic results. The player's (patient's) responsibility is usually threefold: Excellent Oral Hygiene - thorough brushing twice or more daily Maintenance of Appliances - broken appliances delay treatment Compliance with Accessory Appliance - wearing rubber bands insures progress.