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No orthodontic referral needed for initial visit

January 5, 2022

Are you noticing something concerning with your child’s smile? Maybe they have some crowding present or a tooth out of place. If this is the case, don’t delay in making an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. At Vivid Orthodontics, we do not require an orthodontic referral from your child’s dentist for an appointment. Initial consultation…

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Insurance and orthodontics: 6 questions answered

November 16, 2021

Understanding the cost of orthodontics and how insurance factors into the mix can be tricky. At Vivid Orthodontics we want to be a partner in helping you understand your orthodontic insurance benefits. From submitting your orthodontic claims to keeping you updated on changes we encounter, we do our best to make it a smooth process….

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Invisalign® FAQ’s: What you need to know

October 7, 2021

Invisalign® is a well-known system for achieving a beautiful smile, but a lot of questions arise about the process for the treatment. So, we’ve rounded up some common frequently asked questions to give a guide on what to expect with Invisalign®. How does Invisalign® work? One of the most common Invisalign® FAQ’s is about how…

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Orthodontic observation appointments: Why are they important?

September 3, 2021

Your child has been to the orthodontist for an initial visit but isn’t quite ready for braces: Now what? If Dr. Michel determines your child isn’t ready for any orthodontic treatment your child will be scheduled for orthodontic observation appointments. What is an observation appointment? Orthodontic observation appointments are shorter visits to our office every…

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4 Common questions about adult orthodontics

July 9, 2021

A lot of adults wonder if it is too late for orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, at Vivid Orthodontics in Appleton, we offer a variety of adult orthodontic treatment options for our patients looking to get their perfect smile. What types of braces for adults are offered? If you are looking at traditional brackets for your treatment,…

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What is the full braces cost?

June 4, 2021

Navigating the world of orthodontic treatment can be difficult. From traditional braces to aligner systems such as Invisalign, the options can seem endless and confusing. After all your research, you are left wondering what works best and what is the most cost-effective. Vivid Orthodontics is happy to minimize the confusion by being an all-inclusive fee…

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Pediatric orthodontics: When is the right time for braces for kids?

March 24, 2021

Often times parents wait until all of the baby teeth are gone to bring their child in for an orthodontic consultation, but orthodontists prefer to see the child much earlier. The timing for braces for kids has evolved and it is not uncommon to see children in elementary and early middle school getting started with…

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What to expect at your free orthodontist consultation

February 11, 2021

If you’ve never been to an orthodontist, odds are you may be wondering what happens at an orthodontist consultation. At Vivid Orthodontics, we know your time is valuable, which is why your free orthodontist consultation combines what normally takes three visits into one appointment. Our goal is to answer all of your questions at this…

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