staffAt Taft Hill Orthodontics, we strive to provide our patients with personalized treatments based on their individual goals. To help ensure you attain the cosmetic and functional results you expect, Dr. T.C. Hardy and our staff focus on clear and open communication so that you have a full understanding of your orthodontic treatment from start to finish. In addition, our orthodontic assistants and treatment coordinator work with Dr. Hardy to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere where you can trust you are receiving the quality of care you deserve.

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Treatment Philosophy

Though many orthodontists begin treatment with children when they only have a few adult teeth, only certain cases require treatment this early. Research has shown that it is usually not needed. While early treatment may improve the aesthetics of a young child’s smile, most young children will require a second round of braces once they have acquired all of their adult teeth. Dr. T.C. Hardy maintains a conservative approach to orthodontic treatment, aiming to save you and your children unnecessary dental work – and the associated time and costs. Using a conservative approach, most of Dr. Hardy’s patients need only one phase of braces and the entire treatment is typically completed within two years.

Although he employs a conservative approach, Dr. Hardy also believes in the importance of bringing your child to an orthodontist at an early age (age 7) to ensure there are no severe dental issues that could be more easily resolved with early treatment. Early treatment can be beneficial and/or necessary for some young patients, but most children will not require braces until around age 11. This conservative approach saves our patients (and their parents) time, hassle, and unnecessary expenses.

Choosing a Specialist

We believe that choosing a specialist is one of the most important steps in achieving the beautiful smile you desire. Different orthodontists use different approaches for straightening teeth and optimizing oral health, and Dr. Hardy focuses on the overall aesthetics of the face – not just the teeth. Taft Hill Orthodontics offers a variety of treatment options – including traditional braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign® – and prioritizes patient education so the patients themselves can make the final decisions regarding their orthodontic care. In addition, Dr. Hardy specializes in working with children and teens to make orthodontic treatment as comfortable and convenient as possible for our young patients.

Insurance & Financial Information

Dr. Hardy and our staff understand that the expenses of orthodontic treatment can be a major concern for our patients, though we do not wish for these expenses to compromise your ability to obtain good oral health or a beautiful smile. At Taft Hill Orthodontics, we accept cash, check, and credit card payments, but we also offer customized payment plans for qualified applicants as well. In addition, we accept most dental insurances. Please contact our office to learn more about our payment plans and how orthodontic treatment can fit within your budget.

Contact Taft Hill Orthodontics

If you are interested in how we can help improve your smile, please contact our office today. We are happy to answer your questions, and we can help you schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hardy to discuss your individual treatment options.