Does Lincoln Orthodontics use modern techniques?
YES! Lincoln Orthodontics is the location for modern orthodontic treatment. Dr. Emily Willett is always up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment and braces technology. In fact, she is the only orthodontist in Lincoln to offer InBrace, a new behind the teeth braces technology.
Does Lincoln Orthodontics offer personalized service?
YES! From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal at Lincoln Orthodontics is your complete satisfaction. Our team wants to provide you with a personalized experience to make your journey to a perfect smile as comfortable as possible.
Metal Braces FAQ
How long will I have my braces on?
This is the golden question and the answers tend to vary. Every mouth is different, and every patient responds to treatment in their own way. The average time spent in metal braces is around 18 months, but could be shorter or longer, depending on the treatment goals.
What’s different with newer metal braces?
Metal braces have had a reputation for being awkward and bulky, but our team offers a much more modern approach that allows for a smaller and more comfortable version. Sleeker brackets and lighter wires improve the appearance and feel of these braces while causing less irritation overall.
Do I get to pick what color bands I get?
YES! We offer a wide variety of colored elastics that let you showcase your personality whenever you want.
Why choose metal braces when there are so many other options?
Metal braces are the traditional approach for treatment and have been around for a long time! They are durable, long-lasting, and have years of proven success to back them up.
Who are metal braces the best choice for?
Metal Braces are great for any patients looking for a traditional treatment plan. We have also found that children are great candidates for metal braces, because of the brackets durability and long-lasting qualities.
Clear Ceramic Braces FAQ
Are clear braces okay for kids?
Yes, but it can be more difficult to see plaque accumulation, so we generally recommend clear braces for our “excellent brushes” only. From past experience, we believe that ceramic braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. You can schedule a free consultation with us to learn if they may be right for you.
Do clear braces cost more than metal braces?
Not at Lincoln Orthodontics! In our office, ceramic braces cost the same as metal braces. We want your decision to be based on what you need and not the cost.
Do clear braces stain?
Ceramic brackets are designed to avoid discoloration, but the bands can stain, so we make sure they are replaced at each visit.
Are clear braces as durable as metal braces?
Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. While ceramic braces are also tough, they are made from a different, more fragile material. Our really active teens and athletes are often better suited for metal braces in case their mouthguard isn’t properly fit.
What is the benefit of ceramic braces?
The main benefit of ceramic braces is their clear, almost invisible appearance. Patients who want a more aesthetic-looking treatment, typically love this option for braces.
Who are ceramic braces a good option for?
In our office we believe ceramic braces are a great option for anyone looking for a more subtle treatment option. In most cases, adults make the best can the best candidate for this type of braces. Ceramic braces are slightly less durable compared to metal braces and adults typically are more cautious with eating hard food or candy.
Will InBrace® work as well as traditional braces?
YES! InBrace does everything traditional braces can do without the hassle.
Does InBrace® take longer to work than traditional braces?
No. Normal treatment length for InBrace patients ranges from 6-18 months while treatment length for patients with traditional braces can range from 18-22 months.
What is InBrace® and who should use it?
The InBrace treatment uses a Smartwire® which is applied by Dr. Emily Willett to the back of your teeth, so the entire process is truly hidden. This option is great for patients who don’t want anything covering their teeth, but still want the benefits of a new and stunning smile.
Which orthodontists offer InBrace®?
One special fact about Lincoln Orthodontics is that it is the only office in the city of Lincoln that offers InBrace treatment. Dr. Willett’s training allows her to create customized Smartwire® for each specific patient.
Invisalign® Adult FAQ
Why is Invisalign® good for adults?
Kids and teens are not the only ones who can benefit from the joys of invisible treatment. Many adults prefer this aesthetic look and the convenience that comes with it. Invisalign’s removable aligners are made for easy eating, brushing, and flossing making adult patients more attracted to this option of treatment.
What is the typical Invisalign® treatment time for adults?
On average adult Invisalign, patients can expect to undergo treatment anywhere from 9-15 months. All cases are different, meaning this time could be shorter or longer for some patients.
Is Invisalign® going to get in the way of my everyday life?
Not at all! Invisalign is actually made to be more convenient for everyday life. The removable aligners are easy for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing times. They rinse out easily and pop right back into place.
Invisalign® Teen FAQ
Is Invisalign® a good orthodontic treatment option for teens?
Yes! Invisalign is a great option for teens looking for straight teeth without the visible look of braces. With benefits such as eating any food, brushing and flossing with ease, and fewer appointments, teen patients tend to love this alternative option.
What is the typical Invisalign® treatment time for teens?
On average teen Invisalign, patients can expect to undergo treatment anywhere from 9-15 months. All cases are different, meaning this time could be shorter or longer for some patients.
Is Invisalign® a good choice for teens active in sports?
YES! Active teens and sports are a great combination with Invisalign. The aligners are less likely to cause injury in sports and if needed they can be removed during the activity and put back in after.
Invisalign® Kids FAQ
Is my child too young to start Invisalign®?
Dr. Willet typically introduces Invisalign as a treatment option to kids ages 6 and up. At these growing ages, Invisalign can help with crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches. This is a new treatment that lays the foundation to better a child’s smile as they grow with smaller phases.
How does Invisalign® work with a child’s baby teeth?
In young kids, with a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth, Dr. Willett’s Phase 1 treatment develops young jaws to create the space necessary for your teeth. This treatment plan helps us predict results and create future treatment plans to address the needs of progressing children.
Is Invisalign® a good orthodontic treatment option for kids?
With Invisalign First kids and their developing mouths are a priority. This treatment is designed to help with crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches creating a foundation for each child’s smile as they continue to grow!
What is the typical Invisalign® treatment time for kids?
On average young Invisalign, patients can expect to undergo treatment anywhere from 9-15 months. All cases are different, meaning this time could be shorter or longer for some patients.
Before Braces FAQ
How soon should we see an orthodontist?
It is recommended that children see an orthodontist by the age of 7. This allows Dr. Willett and our team to Monitor children’s teeth regularly to determine the proper timing and need for future orthodontic treatments, track the eruption patterns of permanent teeth, make sure the roots of baby teeth are being resorbed, and monitor the growth of both jaws.
Why should kids choose Lincoln Orthodontics?
Our team at Lincoln Orthodontics loves watching kiddos grow and monitoring their teeth as time continues. Our JRs program Kids Club offers rewards and contests to say Thank You to our amazing young patients for making treatment run smoothly. We also offer discounts to families going through full treatment to thank them for their trust and dedication to our team!
Patient Rewards FAQ
Tell me about the rewards of being a Lincoln Orthodontics patient?
Through Contests and Events, Straight Talk with Dr. Willett Patient Experience, Lincoln Orthodontics JRs Program, Discounts, and our Patient Rewards Program, we celebrate, recognize, and spoil our patients for helping us to make treatment run as smoothly as possible.
Do you have an orthodontic program for kids who may need braces in the future?
Yes, our JRs program is designed specifically for patients who are not quite ready for any orthodontic treatment, but may be candidates in the future. Our goal of this program is see kiddos every 6 to 12 months and stay updated on their teeth movements, and how adult teeth are coming in.
Why should parents choose Lincoln Orthodontics for their kids’ Orthodontic care?
Our team at Lincoln Orthodontics loves watching kiddos grow and monitoring their teeth as time continues. Our JRs program Kids Club offers rewards and contests to say thank you to our amazing young patients for making treatment run smoothly. We also offer discounts to families going through full treatment to thank them for their trust and dedication to our team! We love caring for all members of your family and we will make you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door.
Payment and Financing FAQ
Do you offer payment options for orthodontic treatment?
Absolutely, we offer easy, flexible payment options. These flexible options include, No-interest financing with affordable monthly payments, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted, Automatic monthly payments scheduled for your convenience, and Third-party financing through Care Credit.
Do you have financing for orthodontic treatment?
For all patients we offer a Third-party Financing through Care Credit to make payments for treatment more convenient for you.
How much do braces cost?
The cost of braces will vary depending on your individual treatment plan decided by Dr. Willett, based on the treatment goals, complexity of movements, and other individualized factors. We do offer our Metal and Ceramic braces at the same cost so patients can make the best choice for their personal wants.
How much does Invisalign cost compared to traditional or ceramic braces?
Every patient’s needs are different and there are many factors that determine the cost of Invisalign treatment. At Lincoln Orthodontics Invisalign is comparable in cost to traditional braces and may be covered by dental insurance plans. Financing options are also available to make Invisalign work for your family.
Can I talk to someone about your Lincoln Orthodontic payment options?
Yes, our Financial Coordinator Becky would love to talk to you about payment options and how make sure all treatment can be affordable for your family. Our team is here for you, to make the entire process from free consult to final check up as easy as possible. This includes payment and financing.
Retainers and Mouthguards FAQ
I recently moved here and my retainer broke, can you fix it?
Yes, We can fix it! We understand that complications arise with retainers and we love welcoming anyone into our office. Just schedule an appointment and we would love to chat and take a look at your retainer to see how we can help you!
I need a mouthguard for my braces, do you make them?
At Lincoln Orthodontics, we offer customized mouthguards made out of a high-grade silicone. These mouthguards are designed with extra cushion and made for comfort.
Where can I get a mouthguard for my braces?
In our office we make high-quality customized mouthguards for patients with braces. We also offer a few options of over-the-counter mouthguards from quality brands that we trust. These options are offered at a lower cost than our customized mouthguards, for patients needing a cheaper option.
Do I need to wear a mouthguard for sports if I have braces?
We do recommend that patients with braces wear a mouthguard while participating in sports or any physical activity. Mouthguards prevent any damage to gums, lips, or brackets if contact is made with the mouth.
Emergency Braces Care FAQ
What is considered emergent when it comes to emergency braces care?
True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but since they do happen from time to time, it’s important for you to know how to handle them. Check out our list of cases considered non-emergent and emergent on our Emergency Braces Care page.
What is your emergency care number and process?
If you are experiencing an emergent situation with your braces, call Dr. Willett immediately at (402) 489-8841. We will discuss the situation with you and make sure you get the care you need or help you with other steps to do on your own first!
I am having an orthodontic emergency, what do I do?
For an orthodontic emergencies (meaning there is pain), call our office number (402) 489-8841 or reach out via text to (402) 937-0422. We are here for you!
What should I do in case of an orthodontic emergency?
For an orthodontic emergencies (meaning there is pain), call our office number (402) 489-8841 or reach out via text to (402) 937-0422. We are here for you and will make sure you get the immediate care you need or walk you through steps you can take first on your own.