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The Annual Invisalign Fall Special is Here!

November 21st, 2018

Fall is officially here, and it’s time for our annual Fall savings promotion! If you or someone in your family is in need of Invisalign treatment, now is the time to schedule an appointment to take advantage of these unbeatable savings!

Schedule Now to Save Money!

We look forward to running this special each year. So many people need or desire Invisalign treatment, but there’s always a reason to put it off just a little bit longer. We get it-it’s a commitment. You have to make the decision to get your Invisalign treatment started, and then stick to it. It’s a time commitment as well as a financial investment.

There’s no better time than now to stop putting it off! If you or your family members sign up to start Invisalign treatment by December 20th, you will receive 500 dollars off your treatment! That is a huge savings, and an opportunity that we only offer once a year!

As an added bonus to your saving of 500 dollars, we also include a FREE consultation. This is an additional savings of 270 dollars! Make your appointment today!

And remember, if anyone in your family has a Flex Spending account, it will expire at the end of the year. It’s a shame to see those dollars go to waste, so make your appointments soon, by December 20th to take advantage of this amazing promotion, and utilize that Flex Spending account before it expires.

The Gift of a Beautiful Smile

The best gifts are the ones that last. And there’s nothing longer lasting than a beautiful smile. If you have a family member or loved one in need of an update to their smile, why not consider gifting them with a smile that will last a lifetime?

This sale is unbeatable, but the long-lasting results of successful Invisalign treatment is priceless. Consider gifting your family or loved one with a gift they will never forget.

Invisalign works for kids, teenagers and adults. You’re never too old, or too young to get the perfect smile that you’ve always desired.

Invisalign Expert Dr. Jennifer Martin

Dr. Jennifer Martin is a second generation orthodontist- she literally grew up here in this office! Many of her patients are second generation as well. We have several patients whose parents came here when they were kids!

This office thrives on its sense of community and family. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable while under our care, and we go out of our way to get to know you and your needs.

As well as making you feel comfortable, we guarantee you top-notch expert care. We are a certified Invisalign provider, and have successfully completed hundreds of Invisalign cases.

So stop putting it off! Take advantage of this amazing offer, and schedule your appointment by December 20th to get you or your loved one on the road to their happiest Holiday smile ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose the Best Orthodontist Online

October 24th, 2018

Choosing a health provider of any sort can be difficult. Nowadays everything is on the internet, and there is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. Choosing an orthodontist can be especially daunting, since it’s a specialty not many people know much about until they’ve been through treatment.

More adults are seeking out orthodontic care, so here are some things to keep in mind when doing online research to find an orthodontist.

Education and Credentials

You want your orthodontist to be properly trained of course, and have the proper certifications. Dr. Martin has literally spent much of her life in the orthodontist world, as she has taken over the company for her father!

Its what we call a legacy practice, and the office feels warm, welcoming, and safe. We have employees that have been working here for over 20 years!

A crucial thing you want to focus on when shopping for an orthodontist is feeling comfortable and at ease while you're going through treatment.

Jennifer Martin prioritizes the comfort of all of her patients. The office is very family friendly, and in fact, many of her patients have parents who went through treatment here! We possess some of the best technology there is, and we explain every aspect of your treatment before you start going through it.

If you need braces, you want an orthodontist with consistent and verifiable testimonials from patients who have gotten braces with that orthodontist. If you're looking for Invisalign treatment, you want to make sure your orthodontist has successfully treated lots of Invisalign patients. Every patient has different needs, and every orthodontist has different areas of specialty.

Established Practice and Strong Professional Reputation

One of the many positive aspects of the internet is that it’s relatively easy to find out things about businesses. Yelp, for example, offers previous consumers an opportunity to share their experiences with potential consumers.

Of course there is always the possibility that a review might be biased or negative for some reason or another, but you can usually get a pretty decent idea about a business and their reputation using these sorts of resources. The Stars a business has is based on an average. A 4 star rating that is based on 100 reviews is likely a good business or practice.

Dr. Martin favors a warm and welcoming atmosphere in her practice. She prefers to understand where her patient is coming from in regards to treatment. One person may want Invisalign so that they look better in pictures, while another one is really struggling with eating certain foods, or flossing their teeth effectively.

She likes to understand the needs and values of her patients so that she can offer the best possible treatment plan for their particular lifestyle.

An orthodontists’ website should highlight their specialties. You should be able to see patient reviews and testimonials. If you’re having difficulty in finding out anything about your potential orthodontist, you may want to keep looking until you find one with a strong online professional presence and reputation.

Recommendations and Second Opinions

Whatever you do, don’t settle for anything less than what you are looking for! Dr. Martin welcomes patients of all ages. She treats children, teenagers, and adults. Her many years pf practice have made her in expert in providing gentle, compassionate, and successful treatments for her most difficult cases. If you’re putting off necessary orthodontic treatment because you think you're too old, or it's not worth the hassle, give us a call! 

Everyone deserves to flash the most beautiful smile they're capable of, and Jennifer Martin Orthodontics can help you do just that!

Do Flex Spending Accounts and Insurance Cover Braces or Invisalign?

September 13th, 2018

Navigating insurance plans can be confusing. Jennifer Martin Orthodontics can help you to utilize your insurance plan in order to receive the most out of your benefits package.

Many people ask if insurance or flex spending accounts will cover their braces or Invisalign aligners. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding insurance and flexible savings accounts.

Using Your Flex Spending Account Wisely

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) can often be used for your orthodontic care. The first step is to find out from your insurance provider whether or not you have the option for a FSA.

Once you’ve established that you do have a FSA, and you do need braces or Invisalign, get together with your orthodontist and lay out a plan to utilize your benefits for the treatment you need.

Planning ahead is important. You want to plan ahead for your treatment so you can be sure to accrue the money you need in your FSA in order to afford your implants. That’s why it’s helpful to communicate effectively with your orthodontist and your insurance company-to ensure that you’re prepared and properly refunded for your treatment.

If this seems confusing to you, don’t worry! We have experts standing by in our office to help answer all of your questions. We will work with you and your insurance provider to make sure that you get the treatment you need, at a rate you can afford.

How to use your FSA for Braces or Invisalign

Typically orthodontia is eligible for reimbursement with an FSA, a Health Savings Account (HSA), a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), or a Limited Care Flexible Spending Account (LCFSA). If you have any of these things under your health insurance umbrella, then you will likely be reimbursed for your treatment.

A general rule of thumb is that FSA’s, HSA’s, and LCFSA’s cover anything that is considered preventative care. Things that are cosmetic, such as teeth whitening are generally not covered. Different insurance companies cover different things, and you should choose an implant orthodontist who can work with your insurance provider to ensure that you get the treatment you need at an affordable rate.

We believe that a healthy smile for the whole family is absolutely vital for your overall health and wellness. Uneven teeth can lead to a variety of more serious health issues in the future. Fixing an uneven smile will lead to healthier and happier lifestyle for everyone.

How Orthodontic Care is Reimbursed

Orthodontia expenses are eligible for reimbursement even if you’ve already fully paid for your treatment. This is assuming that the plan design permits reimbursement of full payment.

While reimbursement requirements do vary between benefits administrators, one-time payments are the easiest method to be quickly reimbursed for the full amount of out-of-pocket costs that are not covered by insurance.

If you choose to pay for your treatment as you go however, you’ll need to keep careful track of each visit to your orthodontist, and what work was done. This method of reimbursement may work best for those who are organized and can keep track of dates and services rendered.

So the answer is yes, braces and Invisalign can be covered by Flex Spending Accounts and insurance. You will need to do some planning with your orthodontist and insurance provider to make sure that you get reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses accrued during your treatment.

Dr. Jennifer Martin specializes in family care. She believes that an even set of teeth is vital to a healthy lifestyle. If you’re in need of orthodontia, and you need some guidance in navigating the insurance aspect of it, give us a call today. We treat patients from all over in our Pleasant Hill office, from Martinez to Walnut Creek and all of the surrounding communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orthodontics for Families is a Year Round Focus

August 21st, 2018

Dentists and Orthodontics have a funny schedule. We tend to get busy in the summer, since kids are out of school and available to make it to more appointments. It’s great for kids getting braces, because they have time before school starts to get used to wearing them.

On the other hand we also get busy in the beginning of the school year, as families scramble to get it all done, and utilize their insurance benefits effectively.

There’s really not a bad time to get your whole family on the road to a healthy and beautiful smile!

Planning Orthodontic Treatment Accordingly

If you have children that need orthodontic treatment, the sooner you get them scheduled for an appointment the better. We understand that families are busy. Life is hectic, and managing a family with all of the different needs can be challenging.

One of the benefits to our practice is our family focused philosophy. We have patients ranging from all ages-from toddlers to elders! In fact, we are a multi-generational practice. Some of our patients have parents who came here when they were kids!

What this means for you, is a one stop shop for the whole family to receive expert, compassionate, and thorough orthodontic care.

We recommend that children see an orthodontist by the age of 7 for a check-up. Even if your child’s teeth look straight, there may be hidden issues invisible to the eye. And with orthodontic care, the sooner you get started, the better.

The longer you wait to address orthodontic issues, the more severe those issues may become. You will save time, money, and hassle by getting your child started with preventative care.

Orthodontics Aren’t Just For Kids

More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. Straight teeth aren’t just about aesthetics-they help to facilitate a healthy mouth in general. Straight teeth ensure a proper bite, meaning no unnecessary wear and tear to your teeth. Straight teeth also mean that your jaw is strong and healthy. By evening out your teeth now, you can ensure less problems as you age.

With advancements in technology, as well as the introduction of Invisalign aligners, more adults can fit orthodontics into their busy lifestyles. Just because you’re not a kid or even teenager anymore, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the perfect smile!

A Family Oriented Practice

We serve patients of all ages! Kids get a kick out of the fact that their parents came here too, and adults know that their kids are getting the best treatment-their smiles are proof!

If you or your kids are looking for friendly, helpful, family oriented practice to get on the road to great orthodontic health, look no further! We have experts standing by to answer any questions you may have, whether they’re about treatment options or financial issues. We will work with you to ensure that you get the best care possible, while meeting your financial and time management needs.

Give us a call today! Our Pleasant Hill office serves patients from Walnut Creek to Martinez, and all of the surrounding communities.

 

Creating generations of smiles through a legacy of personal care and heartfelt service!