In 2023, the internet offers a multitude of conveniences. Did you know that you can order some orthodontic appliances online? It’s true. And while that might appear simple and expedient, that doesn’t mean it’s what’s best. Dr. Jessica Bowen and the rest of the Bowen Family Orthodontics team have served Mullica Hill for years. Keep reading to discover the benefits of seeing an orthodontist in your local community.
Become Familiar With Your Team
One problem with a corporately-owned orthodontic office is that you feel like a number. The machinery of that environment doesn’t lend itself well to building relationships. Each time you go in for an appointment, you see someone new. We’ve discovered that many patients feel anxiety in that kind of environment.
Letting a stranger handle your smile can feel daunting, especially if you see someone new every visit. But Dr. Bowen intends to know every patient’s face. Our entire staff remembers each patient on a “first smile basis.” For that reason, seeing a local orthodontist helps uncomfortable patients feel at ease. We promise you’ll see familiar faces if you consider Bowen as your orthodontist in Mullica Hill.
Some options, like mail-order orthodontics, promise you ease and efficiency. You’re exchanging seasoned, practical expertise for convenience and cost. A mail-order plan gives you no access to a professional orthodontist. The mail-order approach attempts to solve a problem by using an assembly line. At Bowen Family Orthodontics, you get attention from an actual orthodontist.
Dr. Bowen has enough experience to provide you with a treatment plan specific to you. At Bowen Family Orthodontics, we establish what your needs are. Then, we implement a treatment plan. With the data we uncover during your in-office visit, and X-rays of your jaw, we can make a customized treatment protocol just for you.
Detect Potential Problems Early
Most people are aware that they need to brush and floss their teeth. However, we recommend in-person visits to detect issues early. Some problems brushing and flossing alone cannot solve. Therefore, another benefit of in-office orthodontics care is early detection. Detecting an apparently small tooth problem today can prevent it from getting out of control tomorrow. Some patients require more in-depth treatment than others. You might be surprised at just how quickly orthodontic problems can get out of control. Fortunately, Bowen Family Orthodontics is a Mullica Hills-focused office capable of early detection.
Treatment for the Whole Family
Forgive the cliche, but Bowen Family Orthodontics is a family. But beyond our work family, we also have individual families. We’re moms and dads just like you. So we understand the daily grind of work, school, homework, extracurricular activities, and family time. That’s why we’re proud to serve patients of all ages. That’s right! Our patients range in age from single digits all the way to triple digits! When you book an appointment, you might as well book one for each household member. Because at Bowen, we want to see all the smiles – regardless of their age.
No two smiles are exactly alike. So, none of the treatment plans we design will be exactly alike. Dr. Bowen will determine the particulars of your plan. Below are a few braces options the doctors might discuss with you.
This is most people’s image when they think of “braces.” They’ve earned something of a stigma over the years, but Bowen Family Orthodontics intends to change that. Modern metal braces have lighter wires and sleeker brackets. For you, this means less pain and irritation. Our braces are compact and comfortable. A major advantage of metal braces is that they can shorten your treatment duration.
If regular braces just won’t cut it, we offer WildSmiles. With these customized brackets, you can add flare to your treatment. The Signature collection lets you flaunt your favorite shapes like hearts or stars. Or, show off your favorite character from our Disney collection. Got a favorite college team? Display your team spirit with brackets from the College collection. Speak with our team for more information.
What if you had braces that you could remove whenever you wanted (within Dr. Bowen’s guidance, of course)? Our team uses clear, lightweight plastic aligners by Invisalign®. They offer the wearer much more comfort and convenience than conventional braces. Generally, you’ll wear your aligner for 12-15 months and you’ll use between 36 and 48 sets. We recommend keeping the aligner on for 22 hours a day.
You may also hear clear braces referred to as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces.
Ready to begin seeing an orthodontist in your local community? Visit Bowen Family Orthodontics here to schedule a free consultation.