Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Pobanz and team would like to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. It's a big food holiday, so be careful what you eat with those braces! If you have any stories or pictures to share with us, we'd encourage you to send them along or call our office and ask how.

Gobble Gobble!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dr. Pobanz Answers: Top 10 Questions to Ask a Utah Orthodontist

In the last post we went over questions you should ask before choosing a Utah
. We asked Dr. John to answer the questions, here's what he said:

1) Costs of getting braces varies, depending on the time and type of
treatment the doctor recommends. Pobanz offers many payment options with no interest and sometimes with no down payments.

2) The fee will include records, photos and x-rays before during and
after treatment, all braces and attachments that will be needed, retainers and follow up.

3) Our hours are Monday Thursday 7:30-5:00, Fridays 7:30-12:00
clinical and clerical staff are available to take care of any problems. Cell phone is available 24 hours a day for any emergency.

4) Treatment time depends on type of correction and type of
appliances the Dr. recommends.

5) Retainers will be upper and lower clear trays worn at night time
only, can also be used for whitening teeth. Bonded upper and lower wires will be placed on inside of teeth. Follow up appointments are included.

6) We accept most insurance plans, we can call for you to determine
what they will pay, most plans will make monthly or quarterly payments over the length of treatment time.

7) Dr. Pobanz has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Pobanz is a
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, the only board recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Being a Diplomate is a credential that only 20% of all orthodontists attain.

8) Braces are placed on the front surface of the teeth after a sealant
material is used to protect them from decay and stains while they are on your teeth. The Doctor also uses a fluoride releasing cement that is safe for the teeth and designed to stay there until the Doctor removes the braces.

9) Dr. Pobanz uses the latest technology to straighten teeth resulting
in fewer visits to the office. Dr Pobanz and his team strives to make your experience pleasant and fun (have you seen our Utah braces off
?) His staff is highly trained and dedicated to continuing their education on a regular basis.

10) Dr Pobanz uses self-ligating braces (Damon) which helps to create less friction when moving teeth and is more comfortable and healthier for the gums and bone that surround the teeth. There is also clear version of Damon braces. He uses a Herbst appliance that replaces headgear to correct overbites. You may also be a candidate for Invisalign or Sure Smile.

See what others are saying about Pobanz Orthodontics in Utah.

Do you have any questions to ask Dr. John about getting braces? Please leave them in the comments!

Friday, November 12, 2010

10 Questions to Ask before Choosing a Utah Orthodontist

Are you looking for an orthodontist for your kids or yourself? We recommend that you do your research before choosing an orthodontist.

One of the most common questions is how much your braces will cost and how long it will take before you get them off. It's also important to ask about follow-up care because once you have straight teeth you want to keep them that way!

Here are 10 questions you should ask your Utah Orthodontist.

1) How much will it cost to get braces? / What are the payment options?

2) What does the fee include?

3) Hours? Emergency times?

4) How long will I have braces?

5) What type of retainers will be used? Are follow up appointments

6) Do you accept my insurance? How do they pay you?

7) How long has Dr. been in practice? Does he have his Board

8) How do you put braces on my teeth? Will it hurt?

9) What sets your office apart from the other Doctors I may see?

10) What Type of braces and appliances does the Doctor use?

Pobanz Orthodontics is located in Ogden Utah. In our next post, we will answer these questions for you.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What do you enjoy most about fall?

It’s fall here at Pobanz Orthodontics, a time when all across the country, the leaves begin to change colors, the air becomes crisp, and families begin to make plans for Thanksgiving.

Today we wanted to ask you, our wonderful patients, "How are you spending your time this fall?" Our team would love to hear about your favorite places for eating, shopping, and entertainment within the Pleasant View and South Ogden areas. We are interested in learning about what makes your community “yours.”

Feel free to post your responses on our Facebook page, or give us a call!