TREATMENT INFO

BRACES, ALIGNERS & OPTIONS FOR EVERY AGE

When you’re ready to explore all of the options available in orthodontics, Diciccioi Orthodontics is a great place to start.
Dr. Diciccio is a leader in orthodontics, and that means there’s no better place to get the answers you need to make the right decision for your family. No matter your age, we have options that can be custom fit not only to your teeth – but to your life, school and work.

We’re also committed to making the very best treatment affordable so you never need to compromise between quality and affordability. Diciccio Orthodontics has a number of flexible payment options including interest-free financing and we will work with you to maximize any insurance benefits you have.



WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE?

FROM 7 TO 70 AND BEYOND
right-age-img Though Dr. DiCiccio can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this optimal time provides the best result with the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be seen for an orthodontic consultation by the age of 7. At that age, we can advise of any functional orthodontic problem and when the appropriate timing for treatment is indicated (or not). Dr. DiCiccio isn't particularly concerned if the teeth are just crooked at an early age (when many baby teeth are left and a few adult teeth are in place), unless the crooked teeth are resulting in social issues for the child. We understand that the self-esteem and confidence is always an important consideration. At this young age, Dr. DiCiccio is checking to see if the teeth come together properly - (ie, crossbites, giant overbites, teeth that stick out so far that there would be a risk of fracture, not enough room for teeth to come in, or close to the proper position). These types of problems can, and often should, be addressed at an early age. With a complete orthodontic examination and periodic monitoring we can keep you informed of the most advantageous time to begin treatment. We provide this initial exam and monitoring at no cost, so please take advantage of this opportunity. It could make a big difference for your child.

EARLY DIAGNOSIS

IS IMPORTANT

We encourage parents to schedule their child’s initial exam at age 7. In some cases, Dr. DiCiccio will recommend early, interceptive treatment. With early treatment he can take the least invasive approach to address skeletal issues that, left unchecked, may require more invasive approaches in the future. However, in many cases, we recommend putting off treatment until the child has all their adult teeth.

If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their orthodontic needs. These very important growth and development appointments are provided free of charge.



OPTIONS FORADOLESCENTS

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites are highly visible. We can often take advantage of the remaining growth to make the necessary orthodontic corrections to create an exceptional smile for your child. Since many of their friends are in braces at the same time, most adolescents LOVE sharing the braces experience.  After school visits at DiCiccio Orthodontics feel a lot like friends getting together with friends.

OPTIONS FORTEENS AND ADULTS

CUSTOMIZED BRACES, INVISALIGN & MORE
Whether you choose metal or clear braces, hidden braces or Invisalign, at DiCiccio Orthodontics you’ll have the benefit of Customized Smile Design. Like fingerprints, your smile is unique - and so is our computerized system that combines digital orthodontic treatment planning with specially made brackets and wires tailored to your specific dental anatomy. It's called Insignia, and it's one of several leading edge treatment approaches available here. The process is simple. First, we scan of your teeth. Then, imaging software translates that into a 3-D representation of your entire bite. Using Dr. DiCiccio’s diagnosis and treatment plan, your braces and wires are custom-fabricated. You get your new smile!

The Damon Smile System is a fast, comfortable treatment option that gives Dr. DiCiccio the ability to straighten your teeth comfortably. Damon braces don’t require elastics to hold the wire in place. Instead, the wire moves freely, and your teeth move quickly and efficiently. With the Damon Smile System, Dr. DiCiccio provides:
  • Treatment without tightening
  • Faster treatment times
  • Fuller, wider smiles

INVISALIGN®

STRAIGHT TEETH WITHOUT BRACES
The Invisalign® System straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. It's virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without announcing it to the world. Invisalign moves your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each of your aligners is precisely customized to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. You switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks and only remove the to eat, brush and floss. Before you know it you’ll be smiling like you never have before! At your complimentary consultation you can find out if Invisalign is a good option for you. It’s one of a number of virtually undetectable options we offer and is available for both teens and adults.

ACCELERATED TREATMENT

GET TO YOUR NEW SMILE EVEN FASTER

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One of the most exciting developments in orthodontics in years is our ability to get you to your new smile faster than ever before. In fact, all of our treatment options get results in less time, but we’re pleased to add new technologies designed to speed up your treatment. This accelerated approach works regardless of the type of treatment you choose.

 


How does it work?

If you choose DiCiccio Orthodontics to do your braces we guarantee that if you are ever unhappy with the alignment of your teeth we will put braces back on for free and charge only a reasonable monthly fee for your office visits until you are again happy with your smile*.

Why wouldn’t you choose Guarantee My Smile?

Honestly, we don’t know! Only Dr. DiCiccio offers this option in the Fresno area and that means going anywhere else will mean that you will be charged all over again by that doctor should your teeth move. But we’ll take care of you 5, 10, or even 20 years down the road!

Does Guarantee My Smile cost more?

No! We offer this program as part of a comprehensive plan to insure that all our patients get – and keep – that great smile they’ve always dreamed of!

The guarantee is not that your teeth will stay straight or guaranteeing a specific result as this kind of promise is illegal. However, as long as Dr. DiCiccio is in practice, we will put braces back on your teeth at no charge and you will be billed monthly for treatment until you are sastisfied with the result. DiCiccio Orthodontics does not include any dental work, crowns, fillings, veneers, cleanings, oral surgery or any other type of work outside the scope of orthodontic movement of teeth with braces. If you want new retainers at the end of treatment (highly recommended) there will be a reasonable fee since new ones will have to be fabricated to fit the new position of your teeth and there is lab cost involved in the fabrication.