One Fee – Smiles Made Easy!

I’ve never been more proud to do what I do. Serving the people of Arkansas has been my mission for over a decade and it’s been a great journey that has led us here! I’m a fanatic when it comes to increasing access to affordable, quality dental care and I’m so excited to announce that all of our Arkansas Dentistry & Braces locations now offer Braces or Invisalign for $3995. One fee for every patient. One fee for clear aligners or traditional braces. One fee that makes getting the smile of your dreams affordable for all Arkansans! We are even going a step further. Not only is our $3995 fee unprecedented, our financing is awesome as well: $300 down, $148 a month for 25 months! I wanted to take a minute and explain how and why we are able to offer such incredible pricing and financing. This drastic change is the culmination of years of work and our dream of increasing access to braces because everyone deserves a great smile.

  1. My business partner, Dr. Justin Bethel, and I are firm believers that we need to be a company that offers ever increasing access to dental care for patients in Arkansas. Braces used to be a privilege but now it is really part of growing up – a rite of passage. We are determined to make it affordable for everyone instead of just wealthy people.
  2. We are moving to a full service, multi-specialty practice that does more than just orthodontics. We now have General Dentists and Orthodontists and Hygienists working in almost all our offices. Now that we do braces and Invisalign as part of a larger business instead of just being an orthodontic practice, things change and pricing changes as a benefit.
  3. As we have gotten bigger the price we pay for equipment and for braces and for everything it takes to do orthodontics goes down. We have also learned to be more efficient and braces take less time from start to finish. We are passing on all these savings to our patients and their families.
  4. The $3995 price is very attractive and will market itself and sell itself. We feel confident that once the word gets out, we will be able to spend less and less on advertising. Again, we will be able to pass this savings on to our patients.
  5. We hope to see the price of orthodontics decline statewide as a result of our bold step, but it is unlikely that other traditional orthodontic practices will be willing or able to lower their prices AND have great financing like we do. Our size gives us a big advantage when it comes to purchasing power. Also, it takes a very solid business to be able to afford to lower your prices and offer great financing because of the implications to cash flow and running a business.

Can you see why the entire ARDB team is so excited about our one fee pricing for orthodontics? I thought I would put a few Frequently Asked Questions here as well:

  1. Does this include Invisalign?
    1. ANSWER: yes
  2. What about a 12 month case?
    1. ANSWER: $3995
  3. What about a 30 month case?
    1. ANSWER: $3995
  4. What about a hard case?
    1. ANSWER: $3995
  5. What about an easy case?
    1. ANSWER: $3995
  6. What is the down payment?
    1. ANSWER: $300
  7. What is the monthly payment amount?
    1. ANSWER: $147.80
  8. How many months of payments?
    1. ANSWER: Only 25! Always 25.
  9. Is this just a summer special?
    1. ANSWER: No
  10. Will we still file insurance?
    1. ANSWER: yes
  11. Can I use other discounts with the $3995 price?
    1. ANSWER: No. The old discounts are for the old pricing.

-Ben Burris, DDS, MDS

Watch How to Floss Your Kids’ Teeth

Your children’s morning and evening routines likely include the brushing of their teeth—either by you or by them—but are their teeth getting flossed as well?

Flossing your children’s teeth is important because it removes all the little bits of food between teeth that brushes can’t reach. And flossing is not as hard as you might think, especially if you use a little plastic tool called a floss threader.

Let Dr. Burris and his daughter Berkeley show you how it’s done.

Some key tips of the video:

  • Have your child sit in a chair facing you.
  • Start with the lower back teeth and work your way around.
  • Run the floss along both sides of each tooth getting a little below the gumline
  • You should hear a little “pop” each time the threader comes out.
  • When your child first starts flossing, there may be a little bleeding, but it should stop once flossing becomes a regular habit.
  • Flossing once a day is ideal, but a few times a week will do.

Baby Teeth Are Important!

I think we all tend to take baby teeth for granted. They are just there for a few years and then they fall out so we don’t take them too seriously, but baby teeth are incredibly important for many reasons.

It’s vital that you take your child to see a dentist by age 1. By doing this, you can learn from your dentist and hygienist the best way to care for your baby’s teeth, start her off on the right foot, get her used to seeing the dentist and make sure we avoid big problems that can lead to traumatic dental visits later on. Seeing your dentist and hygienist every 6 months after that is a great way to prevent problems and reinforce good habits.

As an orthodontist at Arkansas Dentistry & Braces, I look at baby teeth as the space maintainers for adult teeth. Their job is to hold space for the adult teeth that follow them. Basically they are saving a seat for their big brothers and sisters. If baby teeth are lost too early because of cavities or trauma, then the space they are saving can close up and cause big problems for the adult teeth – sometimes the adult teeth are even prevented from coming in! It is extremely important to maintain the space when baby teeth are lost early. The good news is that it’s very easy to do if you catch the problem in time.

Taking your child to see your dentist and hygienist early and often is the best way to prevent damage or loss to baby teeth and to make sure space is maintained if there are problems. Seeing an orthodontist by age 6 or 7 is the best way to make sure the baby teeth are doing what they are supposed to and that the adult teeth are coming along well. It is rare these days for a child to receive orthodontic treatment early but we orthodontists are very keen to observe and manage baby teeth and the eruption of the adult teeth in the hopes that the adult teeth come in as straight as possible so we can avoid adult tooth removal. Sometimes we can even avoid braces altogether.– Ben Burris, DDS, MDS

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Arkansas Dentistry & Braces is proud to have been voted the #1 orthodontic practice in NWA! Thank you to our orthodontic patients that nominated us!

Arkansas Dentistry & Braces not only provides braces and orthodontic care, we also provide dental exams, dental cleanings, fillings, crowns, implants and oral surgery. Arkansas Dentistry & Braces can be your home for complete dental care.  

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