Hello, Dr. Jep Paschal here at Paschal Orthodontics in Madison and Greensboro, Georgia. Orthodontics is advancing at an amazing pace. Today’s new technologies are making the whole process of moving teeth faster, more comfortable, and more convenient. Although the biology of tooth movement has not changed, the methods that we now use to align teeth are much different than they were even five years ago. Today we rarely remove teeth, clunky headgear worn outside the mouth is a thing of the past, and we don’t even have to use uncomfortable methods to expand the roof of the mouth. The treatments we use today are just so much more comfortable and convenient, and they make it much easier to meet the needs and schedules of our patients, almost half of whom are now adults looking for a more youthful smile – and a healthier bite. And now we can help you have that faster than ever before.
But as I said, orthodontics is about biology – something that is best left to the personal attention of trained professionals throughout treatment. Yet it can be very tempting to try out the do-it-yourself orthodontics that we’ve all seen on TV and the internet. These options make it appear that, with only a few clicks, we can have the smile we’ve longed for. That’s simply not a reality for the vast majority. Here’s what one of our patients, Jenny, had to say about making the choice to go with Paschal Orthodontics versus the online options:
“My smile is very important to me – it defines me. I didn’t have a serious issue with my teeth when I was younger. But as I got older, my teeth began to bunch up against each other, looking very uneven. Over time, I found myself avoiding having photos taken. I was becoming so self-conscious, and that’s not who I am. I’m someone who has a very public life. I’m on client calls and in meetings all day. So even though I really wanted to get back my smile, I really had no time and just didn’t know how to make it happen. Finally, I decided to move forward and at least find out what my options were.
“I started by looking at some of the “do-it-yourself” internet options, but after reading about so many negative experiences and outcomes, I didn’t want to go in that direction. I knew that there was one thing I did trust, and that was going to an orthodontist and knowing that I would have someone to reach out to for advice and consistent care throughout my treatment.
“When I found out that I could have orthodontic treatment with Paschal Clear, a custom, translucent, removable aligner – one that I could actually wear while doing business – I was so excited! It was so easy to get started, and the process was not at all painful. I’ve never looked back! It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!”
Even though orthodontic treatment happens faster than ever before, teeth do not move overnight. Again, moving teeth is a biological process, and there is much more involved in achieving a beautiful smile that also results in a healthy bite. It takes oversight by a trained and experienced orthodontist and team to guide treatment every step of the way. That’s something you don’t get with do-it-yourself options, what’s also known as direct-to-consumer orthodontics.
When patients need answers, they need someone to go to. But with so much misinformation online, it’s difficult at best to get to the heart of the matter when it comes to options for having the smile and healthy mouth you’ve long desired.
The purpose of this series is to answer some of the questions that we get most often and also to share with you why treatment at my practice, Paschal Orthodontics, is so special. It’s so different, in fact, that our treatment is known as the Paschal Experience. Our relationship with you and your participation in treatment are central to everything we do here at Paschal Orthodontics.
Only a few years ago, most of our patients were children and adolescents. But now, nearly half of our patients are adults – and that number continues to grow. This book is for anyone considering orthodontic treatment at Paschal Orthodontics. It’s for adults who are making an important decision for themselves or for their children. In the chapters ahead, I’m going to give you all the information you need about making that decision and also bring you up to date about state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment. After all, making the right decision is easier if you have all the information you need at your fingertips.
At Paschal Orthodontics, we think differently about treatment in our practice. We know that orthodontic treatment is not just about the “today you,” it’s also about the “future you” – because the human body is not static. It continues to grow and change throughout your life. Your needs will continue to change, and the relationship between us doesn’t cease at the end of today’s treatment. We will be here for you long after your treatment is complete.
In upcoming blog posts, you will discover for yourself some life-changing stories that my team and I have been lucky to be a part of, and the amazing technology that has made the movement of teeth so much quicker and more comfortable than it used to be. You will see how the Paschal Experience is about more than simply making attractive smiles, it’s actually a step in helping people improve their lives.
Paschal Orthodontics serves the communities of Greensboro and Madison, GA, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Paschal offers in-house clear aligner treatment as well as a range of braces options for kids, teens, and adults. To schedule your complimentary consultation, please call us at 706.342.7330. You can also schedule your consultation online – we offer in-office and virtual appointments.