We get a lot of inquiries from college students due to our practice being located between Alma College in Alma, Michigan and Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Some of the concerns that are brought up during our free exam for these students are them not wanting people to see that they are in treatment, the cost of treatment, and the convenience of appointments due to being in classes so often.
We are able to address all of these issues at Dr. John Orthodontics because we have a great schedule with late hours, multiple "invisible" treatment options, and affordable financing options that fit conveniently into most college budgets.
Invisalign and clear ceramic options allow for treatment to be more hidden than traditional brackets and are great options for students looking to hide treatment as much as humanly possible.
Our late hours are very popular as our practice is literally located 20 minutes from Central Michigan University and 5 minutes from Alma College so a student could literally come see us every 6 weeks for roughly an hour and successfully complete comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
We have so many happy Central Michigan University students and faculty that have had great success and are truly loving their smiles. Not only do they love their smiles but also are relieved to be free from TMJ pain and headaches due to our practice being the only one in the Central Michigan Region that has specialized training in addressing TMJ and headaches caused from misaligned bites.
We know students have a lot going on and sometimes need every penny to get through college. That is why we purposefully designed a payment plan for our Central Michigan University and Alma College students that won't break the bank.
Hey! College is a great time to start treatment so don't hesitate to reach and call or email us with any questions or concerns and to schedule your free exam today!
Watch Alynne's testimony about having braces in college.
Kevin R. Hiney
Over the many years that I have been involved in orthodontic treatment coordinating, I have yet to hear an adult patient say that they should have waited to get started. Actually, they usually say that they wish they would have started much sooner and that is exactly how our patient, Kayla was able to rid herself of her TMJ pain with braces.
There are various reasons adults consider starting orthodontic treatment, but the one that makes the most impact is the boost of self-esteem from correcting the bite, getting out of pain, and straightening their smile. Orthodontic treatment has the power to truly improve the outlook for someone's life. Don't hesitate to get started riding yourself of insecurities through the many different options of Orthodontics.
Improving one's confidence for relationships, career moves, or just feeling like they can finally leave the past behind are only a few of the many positive outcomes from improving one's smile. Traditional braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign are great options for correcting the bite and aligning a smile.
The multiple treatment and financing options available to patients in today's world provide the greatest access to orthodontic treatment than ever before.
I do have one very important piece of advice, be sure to go to an orthodontic specialist who not only straightens teeth, but also has additional, specialized training working with the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ). I have had numerous patients unnecessarily pay significant money and experience severe pain while trying to do it themselves, or receiving treatment from a practice that may not have adequate experience and or training working with the TMJs.
Hey! If you ever have questions, please give our practice a call and we will be happy to help!
Don't wait! It's never too late to have the smile (and properly aligned bite with relaxed TMJs!) that you've always wanted!
Watch Kayla's testimony about how braces corrected her TMJ pain.
Kevin R. Hiney
Will brushing your teeth for two minutes a day do anything? Not much... but brushing consistently for two minutes, twice a day will make a significant impact on oral health. It has been said that oral health is the window into our overall health.
It's funny to read, "Brushing Isn't Just One and Done", but you'd be surprised at how many people only brush once a day. Some really adventurous individuals will skip an entire day or two of brushing, crazy!
It's your life, but if you want to avoid serious pain, self-esteem issues, and expensive, unnecessary trips to the dentist, be consistent with brushing for two minutes, twice a day!
Calling all parents! Calling all parents! Do not let your kiddos run around without brushing their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. This seemingly mindless habit is a significant building block in them taking responsibility for their overall health.
I guess what I am trying to say is, be consistent with your brushing! It will pay great dividends over the many important moments of life when you'll be glad that you did.
Kevin R. Hiney