Patient News

Welcome to Our New Website

Thank you for visiting the recently launched website for Haas Orthodontic Arts. We hope you will find this new site easier to navigate and use. It contains a lot of great content for patients – both new and established – including information about various orthodontic appliances, what to do in an emergency, frequently asked questions about fees and insurance, bios for our orthodontists, and how to get started as a new patient.

Need directions to one of our offices or a phone number? The new site makes it easier to access this information, especially from a mobile device. New patients can also request a consultation online, particularly if you find yourself researching orthodontic care and orthodontic practices after hours.

Be sure to bookmark this site and check back often for updates.


Why You Should Be Suspicious of Lifetime Guarantees

I have been asked about “lifetime guarantees” for orthodontic treatment. The simple truth is teeth shift as we age. Things like wear of the teeth, due to chewing or nighttime grinding (bruxing), changes in muscle tone and balance, restoration of the teeth due to decay, and loss of supporting bone structure around the teeth due to periodontal aging, will cause teeth to move. Most of the time these shifts are minor and hardly noticeable.

I am aware of a few orthodontists who offer a “lifetime guarantee.” I look at this as a marketing gimmick. They tend to have many exceptions and exclusions. Ask to see a written copy of the guarantee and read the fine print. And by the way, how good is a “lifetime guarantee” if the orthodontist is now retired or living in another state?

Because of these factors, our practice does not offer a lifetime guarantee. Instead, we do offer significant discounts for any past patients who wish to perfect their more mature smiles.