Our greatest goal at River Falls Orthodontics is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our team here in Simpsonville will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. Our practice utilizes the latest technology, offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
Financing Options and Insurance Options
For your convenience, we file insurance claims on your behalf and provide you with an ESTIMATE of what your insurance plan will pay, as well as offer payment options for any remaining balance. If your insurance does not pay after 60 days, the remaining balance will be guarantor responsibility.
We accept cash, check, all major credit cards as well as Care Credit at the time of service.
Flexible Payment Options
At River Falls Orthodontics, we never want your financing to get in the way of the treatment you need. By offering the most flexible payment plans in Simpsonville, Laurens, Fountain Inn, Five Forks and Mauldin, we strive to make braces, Invisalign, and any other service affordable for anyone. We have been successful in part by helping families find comfortable, easy ways to finance their care. You truly can rest easy, because the choices are yours, and your plan will be tailored to fit your budget. It’s important to us.
Accepted InsurancesPlease check with us to verify your insurance.
- Delta Dental PPO
- Delta Dental Premier
- Wellmark- Blue Dental
Your First Visit
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.
What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.
What’s the ideal age for braces and other orthodontic treatments?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you're considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.
What are braces?
Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile. There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:
• Clear braces
• Ceramic braces
• Self-ligating braces
• Invisible braces
• Traditional metal braces
How long do I have to wear braces?
The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months.
Do Braces Hurt?
Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.
How often will I have to visit the orthodontist during treatment?
Typically, you'll visit your orthodontist every 6 to 10 weeks. Your orthodontist will monitor your progress, make changes as needed, and check the health of your teeth and gums.
Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?
With braces, you should brush your teeth at least three times a day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. Brushing regularly will help remove any food that may be caught between the braces. You should also floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isn't able to reach. Your orthodontist can show you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed.
If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?
Yes! In fact, it's even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.
Will my braces interfere with my school activities like sports, playing an instrument or singing?
Playing an instrument or a contact sport may require some adjustment when you first get your braces but wearing braces will not stop you from participating in any of your school activities. If you play a contact sport, it is recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your braces or appliance.
What if I don’t want traditional braces. What are my options?
Treatment options include tooth-colored braces, lingual braces or braces that sit behind the teeth, or clear aligner trays. Additionally, today's metal braces are smaller, flatter, sleeker, and much more comfortable than in the past. Your orthodontist will recommend the treatment that's best for you.