NEW PATIENTS

Locations

7724 Old Canton Road
Madison, MS 39110

120 Monterey Road, Suite B
Richland, MS 39218

(601) 853-1307

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Business Hours

Mon - Thu
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Fri - Sun
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First Visit
Welcome to SmartSmile Orthodontics!

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Our  consultation will consist of a thorough examination, a set of facial and intraoral photographs, and radiographs. This important visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs and assist Dr. Montgomery in providing you with an individualized treatment plan. To expedite the process for you please fill out the initial paperwork by clicking here before your first visit. See ya' soon.

Photographs
Photographs serve many different purposes. Facial pictures are taken so that Dr. Montgomery may study your frontal and profile structures. Intraoral pictures (in the mouth) let Dr. Montgomery study your teeth up close, even when you are not in the office!

Panorex
This radiograph plays a key factor in your diagnosis. It shows Dr. Montgomery the general position of your teeth and roots. It also provides her with bone levels and overall oral health, which enables her to safely use orthodontic appliances for movement.
Cephalometric
This radiograph provides Dr. Montgomery with a view of your skeletal profile. She is able to see your “true-bite” and other skeletal positions and how they relate to your facial balance.


Oral Hygiene / Food List
Think before you eat
When you have braces, you do not have to give up all of your favorite foods. However, eating some types of foods can break or loosen your appliances and can lengthen your time of treatment.

Avoid chewing on pens, pencils, and fingernails.
These habits damage braces more than anything else.

Avoid eating anything sticky or chewy.
This includes taffy, caramel, Airheads, Skittles, jellybeans, Mentos, Jolly Ranchers, Starburst, licorice, and candy bars that have caramel in them to name a few. Peanut butter is fine.

Avoid eating anything hard or crunchy.
This includes hard candies, chips, hard pretzels, pizza crust, and ice to name a few.

Avoid biting into anything with a hard center.
This includes ribs or chicken legs. Pull the meat off the bone before eating.
Avoid “biting off” parts of food.
Cut apples into small wedges and chew them with your back teeth.
Also, you need to cut corn-on-the-cob off of the cob.

Avoid sucking on lemons.

And now for the good news:
  • If you eat raw veggies, cut them into small pieces and eat them with your back teeth.
  • Other sweets and all sodas are okay, but make sure you brush immediately after you finish with them, or at least rinse with water.
  • Small chocolates that melt in your mouth, i.e. Hershey kisses, Reese's peanut butter cups, and peppermint patties.

If you have any questions regarding certain foods, please call us.


If something is broken or loose, please call as soon as possible. Fixing broken appliances takes extra time that your regularly scheduled appointment may not offer.

Emergency Info
Emergency Contact Information

Please call the office at 601.853.1307.

Braces are generally very safe. Occasionally, emergencies arise. We try hard to be available to assist you if there is a problem. There is always an emergency number on the answering machine. It is imperative that you let us know if you have a problem so that we can plan accordingly. Otherwise, injury can result or treatment could be delayed. You can prevent problems by avoiding hard and sticky foods.

Please do not hesitate to call for any reason. We want to make this a great experience for you! We hope you never need these instructions!

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