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First Visit Jitters

March 13th, 2018

Visiting the orthodontist can naturally cause some anxiety. But never fear, at Nathan Davis Orthodontics, the whole team makes your first visit informative and fun!

First you'll be greeted by OFFICE & SCHEDULING COORDINATORS: Debbie lights up the front desk at our Mesa/Gilbert office and Cindy shines at our Chandler location. Our office coordinators also help set up future appointments.

Let’s get you started: During your initial visit and consultation you will meet with Gina, our TREATMENT COORDINATOR, to review your concerns and reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment. Gina will assess orthodontic needs, create a treatment plan along with Dr. Nathan T. Davis and review financial options that work best for you.

Come on back: As you make your way back to our comfortable

chairs, one of our CLINICAL ASSISTANTS will prepare you for your visit with the orthodontist. These special ladies take x-rays and photos to provide Dr. Davis all the information necessary to begin your customized treatment conversation.

The Doctor will see you now! DR. NATHAN T. DAVIS sees every patient at every visit! His expertise and experience directs each patient’s treatment plan from the initial consultation to the special day when braces are removed! 

Dollars & cents: As INSURANCE & FINANCIAL COORDINATOR, Sarah handles all of our patient contracts, billing and insurance. She will help you make “heads or tails” of all your questions relating to payment for your services.

Put on a Happy Face: OFFICE MANAGER GINA keeps the office running smoothly and helps our patients stay happy from the first to last visit!

Too Old For Braces?

January 8th, 2018

Have you ever thought, “Sure wish I could have had braces when I was a kid”?

Well it's never too late!

Don’t let your age keep you from the smile you deserve! Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nathan Davis to find a solution best for you at 480-969-8500.

Adult patients can have more complicated cases, such as fillings, missing teeth, misshapen or worn teeth, or other dental disease. These conditions are well within Dr. Davis's experience and is a another great reason to be treated by an experienced orthodontist and not a general dentist.

Treatment lasts an average of 18-22 months with visits scheduled about every six weeks.

Treatment has been revolutionized by those who want to have straight teeth but wish to be inconspicuous. Not every case needs traditional metal braces, in fact, many patients can have the same great outcomes with removable appliances called "aligners" that are a light weight plastic-like retainer that molds and shapes your smile gently over time. And most treatment plans last an average of 18-24 months with visits occurring every 6-8 weeks.

The opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile has not passed you by. Let Dr. Nathan Davis and his staff give you the smile you were meant to have! Check out Nathan Davis Orthodontics at davissmiles.com for more information or just give us a call to answer your questions. We're here for you!

Early Treatment At Age Seven

November 30th, 2017

Timing is everything – even when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment. “Early” treatment refers to having orthodontic assessment done while baby teeth are still present.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and Dr. Nathan Davis recommend that your child’s first check-up with an orthodontist be performed when an orthodontic problem is first recognized, but no later than age seven. Age seven is critical because your child has enough permanent teeth by then for an evaluation of the developing teeth and jaws to reflect even the subtlest of concerns.

These early patient visits are always complimentary with Nathan Davis Orthodontics and provide a thoughtful and educated way to plan for any potential future treatment.

Typically two outcomes surface from early check ups:

1) No treatment necessary.
Treatment may be needed in the future, but no current action needed except future observation.

2) Early treatment needed.
When problems are discovered that could become more serious over time if left untreated a plan for early intervention will be discussed.

According to the AAO, the goal of early treatment is to intercept the developing problem, eliminate the cause, guide the growth of facial and jaw bones, and provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth. A patient may require a second course of treatment after all permanent teeth have come in to move those teeth into their best positions.

Come see us at Nathan Davis Orthodontics for all your early childhood concerns at no charge. We specialize in children at our Mesa and Chandler locations, and provide a fun, interactive environment to help you and your child feel safe, comfortable and right at home!

What’s the advantage to Invisalign®?

June 22nd, 2017

Invisalign, which we happily provide at Nathan Davis Orthodontics, is a great alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment if you've been apprehensive about the thought of metal braces. During your initial visit, the first thing we do is take an impression of your teeth as they are now and digitize it. Using special software, we look at the current positioning of your teeth and compare it to the way your teeth should look.

Invisalign treatment, which consists of a series of aligners that you switch out approximately every couple of weeks, can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites and more. Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth into place, creating the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. During treatment with Dr. Nathan Davis, patients wear the aligners all day and night, except for during meals and when they’re brushing and flossing; cleaning your teeth and eating are a snap since you can easily remove your aligners! And because they’re clear, no one will know that your teeth are steadily straightening!

To find out if you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment, we invite you to give us a call at our convenient Mesa or Chandler office and schedule a consultation.