One of the things Dr. Hawley likes best about being a Greater Omaha orthodontist is getting to know patients and their families throughout their smile transformation. In doing so, we chat with a lot of moms at our practice, either when they bring their kids to see us or when they’re undergoing treatment themselves. Not only that, many of the Hawley Orthodontics team members are parents too. The point is, we know that when you’re raising little humans, it’s important to have support, guidance and, of course, a bit of fun. Thankfully, there are a number of Omaha mommy bloggers, meetups, and groups (along with one for the dads) to allow you to do just that and we’re sharing some of our favorites.
So, you’re ready to start your journey to a stunning a smile. Yet, before you kick off your orthodontic treatment, you’re probably wondering the two things most of our patients ask right off the bat: How much do braces cost? How much does Invisalign cost? When our Papillion braces and Invisalign patients visit Hawley Orthodontics for their consultation, we go over the price as well as their options for financing, payment plans, insurance coverage and other considerations. Unlike most orthodontic offices, we don’t upcharge for clear braces or Invisalign. We don’t want price to deter anyone from choosing the treatment option they desire. We’ll chat about the factors that influence the price of orthodontic treatment in general and cover some of the basics of orthodontic insurance.
It’s only natural that our Papillion braces patients are curious about their food options as soon as they start treatment at Hawley Orthodontics. Many of them believe the myth that you have to give up a lot of your favorite treats when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Well, we’re here to tell you that that’s absolutely not true. You can still enjoy the things you love! After Dr. Hawley puts your braces on, one of our team members will give you a rundown of what to add to your grocery list and we guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of some of our recommended foods as well as ideas for where to eat out with braces on in Omaha and the surrounding area.
Parents ask us all of the time, “What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?” Well, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, kids should have their first visit no later than age seven, which is the recommendation we go by at Hawley Orthodontics. While your child will probably still have some of their adorable baby teeth, most likely, their permanent molars and incisors will be in so we can get a good idea of what we’re working with. We thought we’d take some of the mystery out of those early visits as well as go over the benefits of being evaluated by an orthodontist at a young age.
As a Papillion, Nebraska orthodontist, Gretna resident and father of four daughters with tons of energy, Dr. Hawley has the inside line on all of the awesome things to do with kids in Omaha and the surrounding areas. As much as children, tweens and teens love being out of school for a few months, the boredom tends to set in pretty quickly and the cost of keeping the whole family entertained can really add up. Hawley Orthodontics to the rescue! We’re sharing the scoop on the best summer activities for kids in Papillion, Bellevue, Gretna and Omaha. Even better, they’re all affordable or free!