Our story is about the future… it’s about transforming an image.
Orthodontics is what we do, but how it is done matters because its story will travel with you to be told. Being personally committed to making a difference is the catalyst that feeds our efforts.
Our mission is simple… we aim to reinvigorate our brand of Orthodontics and announce it… our brand is providing our knowledge, skills and artistry, embracing change and innovation, applying proven methods to attain a smile that uniquely completes your image. So no matter where you present your smile our brand is shared with others.
Our story is worth telling.
We believe in individualized treatment maintaining the patients unique footprint.
We strive to provide efficiently managed, superior treatment results.
We enjoy participating in a positive life event where we partner together in building the future.
We use hard evidence to make the best possible decisions in patients' interests.
We love results – they speak for themselves.
Dr. Timothy j Sheehan / owner & operator
Each person should feel comfortable asking questions and feel confident in the quality of our care. We are comfortable with questions and want you to feel aligned with us in confidence. We aim to be different because each patient offers us a unique opportunity to impact his or her future.
When you first arrive and meet our staff, you’ll fill out your new patient paperwork. This helps our team to get to know you better. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork. Or, contact us and we'll send you the forms ahead of time to bring to your appointment.
Patients often ask if they get their braces during their first visit. Your actual treatment is too valuable to move forward without doing our homework. And with todays’ technology, treatment choices are many. We take our time and do things right.
Dr. Sheehan finally gets to meet you and examine your needs. An explanation of his observations will be given along with information concerning how to proceed. This appointment is complementary and takes about 45 minutes. It is our opportunity to get to know each other, show you our practice, teach and inform.
If it is not time for treatment, an observation appointment will be made for a further date with instructions for the interim period. It is our pleasure to monitor development and advise until treatment is needed.
If the time is right for treatment, diagnostic records consisting of a digital radiograph of the head (cephalometric), a digital radiograph of all the teeth (panoramic), impressions of the upper and lower teeth to fabricate digital models, digital photographs, and completion of the oral examination will be needed. These “diagnostic aids” become the textbook of your case from which Dr. Sheehan formulates the plan of treatment. Once diagnostic records have been obtained, a second consultation appointment will be scheduled, during which, a detailed analysis of the problem and the necessary corrective treatment will be explained as well as the options available.
You’ll sit down with Dr. Sheehan to chat about his analysis. This is important because we believe in you seeing the full picture so we can get you or your child the results you expect.
Every case is unique and requires analysis to understand not only the obvious but also the subtleties that affect the results. Your understanding of Dr. Sheehan’s analysis will comfort you and give you confidence in the treatment choice we make together. It's our privilege to participate in this process and you will develop a positive relationship with Dr. Sheehan and his wonderful TEAM.
You will be happy to know that there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Today one in five orthodontic patients are over the age of 18 and those demographics represent our practice. Advanced technology and innovative products offer treatment choices to accommodate your life style with a wide range of aesthetic options. Finding the right treatment option we would love to discuss with you. Contact us to schedule a screening.
Orthodontic treatment is an excellent investment in the overall dental, medical and psychological well being of children and adults, and financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining this important health service. Being sensitive to the fact that different people have different needs in fulfilling their financial obligations we offer plans that fit within your budget.
With our in house treatment financing we do not charge interest.
If you have insurance, with your approval we may contact your insurance company to find out what is available for orthodontic treatment. It is usually a lifetime benefit, which is paid out in the form of a down payment and monthly payments thereafter over the estimated active treatment time. Once we know what percentage of the treatment your insurance company will cover, including the down payment, we can calculate your actual down payment along with your monthly payments.
Yes, there are sometimes when alternate treatment options may be available which limit the time and cost associated. We are happy to give you options as they present within the highest standards of care.
At about 7 years of age, the pattern of jaw growth and eruption of the permanent teeth may be evaluated. Monitoring and guidance during this time by us allows for problems to be identified and some to be corrected. Preventing damage and favorably influencing the remaining development with the arrival of the permanent teeth is the goal. Although comprehensive orthodontic treatment is not accomplished at this age, it is often intervention that alters the course on a path for successful adolescent treatment. As well, timing is everything and the appropriate time for your overall treatment in adolescence is best understood by following your development from the start. We are happy to provide guidance during these years to affect the outcome. Contact us to schedule an initial screening for your kid so we can let you know how things are going.
This is the time when all of the teeth or just about all of the teeth are in the mouth and jaw growth can be influenced for the last time. Again timing is everything and we aim to initiate treatment to affect treatment efficiency and outcome. The ideal time to initiate comprehensive treatment takes into account your unique needs and development and the necessary corrective course. So, for some it is when all teeth have erupted and for others it is just before you loose your last few remaining baby teeth. If your child is in this age group contact us for an initial screening to be informed on the benefit that orthodontic treatment may provide.
OK we said it already, timing is everything… but sometimes you are not in charge of the timing until you are an adult. Luckily, adult orthodontics has no age limit. Whether it is your first time or a redo because “you didn’t wear your retainer” or “your wisdom teeth made things crooked” we would be happy to let you know how to get there. Let’s face it, wrinkles happen and whoever said that teeth don’t wrinkle? Call us to address those wrinkles and change your image. We will get things straight one last time and partner with you in maintaining your smile.