Orthodontics

Orthodontics provides excellent, comprehensive orthodontic treatment for all ages.

We offer traditional braces as well as more invisible options such as Invisalign. Our orthodontic faculty members are leaders in their profession. These respected clinicians and educators work along with you and your orthodontic resident to provide the best care. If needed, for your convenience, we can also add other interdisciplinary team members from right here in our building to address issues such as periodontal disease or the need for extractions or implants. Our staff are happy to answer your questions. Free screening evaluations and payment plans are available so call today to learn more!

Fees

Typical fees for full orthodontic treatment at the clinic starts at $4,172* for children, adolescents and adults (the $545 records fee is additional). Please be aware that orthodontic insurance benefits are paid through multiple payments and you must be insured the entire length of treatment. These costs do not include the cost for extractions, periodontal surgery, orthognathic surgery or other adjunctive dental procedures requested by the orthodontists. For more details on payment options, please visit the Methods of Payment page

1st Floor, Postle Hall
(Park in the 12th Ave. Garage)
305 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Mon - Fri
1PM - 4:30PM
Thurs
8AM - 4:30PM

Becoming a Patient

Health and Safety

Visit our Health and Safety page to learn how we keep our dental clinics safe for you, our providers, and staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Question When should my child first be seen by an orthodontist?
Answer

The answer to this question should be: as soon as the child, parent or general dentist show any concern regarding the esthetics and function of the teeth or growth and development of the child. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child be first evaluated by an Orthodontist by age 7. This allows the orthodontist to monitor dental development and skeletal growth. Proper eruption sequence, space analysis, profile and smile characteristics are noted. Most often no treatment is indicated. It is comforting to know that everything is OK.

Question Can I wear clear braces?
Answer

Yes! The ceramic braces available today are fantastic. There is no discoloration of the braces and the transparent nature of the appliance allows your natural tooth shade to show through. Tin grin and metal mouth are out! Although normally an issue for adult patients, the enhanced esthetics of the ceramic braces can be enjoyed by children as well. In addition, we also offer Invisalign. You can learn more at invisalign.com.

Question Can't I just get a retainer?
Answer

Retainers do just that - they retain! Specialized retainers may be partially effective for some minor tooth movements. A small space can be closed or a slight overlapping tooth may be repositioned. Removable appliances are typically less effective since they are removable!! There is no action if 100% wear is not followed. Let us take a look. If there is a chance a retainer could work for you it will be noted and discussed.

Question Can I wear colors on my braces?
Answer

Sure! The colors you may have seen are actually a small rubber ring that goes around the brace to hold the wire to the bracket. These rings are a necessary component of the brace system. They are changed at each visit and therefore new colors can be chosen each time! Match the holiday, your favorite sports team or just make a fashion statement!

Question How important is it to clean my teeth when I have my braces?
Answer

In fixed orthodontic appliance treatment the brackets are more difficult to clean. It is therefore very important to care for your braces by careful brushing and eating a sensible diet. We offer a greatly reduced price on a professional electronic tooth brush designed to meet your orthodontic needs.

Question When is it too late to wear braces? Am I too old?
Answer

It is truly never too late. If you've still got teeth, we can straighten them! Certainly there are age-related changes that affect the way treatment proceeds. Restorative needs, periodontal concerns and others necessitate a full diagnosis and discussion of your needs. Don't wait! Enjoy the benefits of a healthy, pleasing smile for the rest of your life!

Question What foods should I avoid during treatment?
Answer

In order for us to help you achieve your goal of a better smile faster, we need your help and cooperation in avoiding types of foods that could loosen or break your appliances or braces. Anything sticky, chewy, gooey, or hard, please stay away from! Examples of these foods are: 

  • Bubble gum
  • Caramel
  • Taffy
  • Hard nuts
  • Chewing on ice, pens, pencils, or anything hard!
Question How do I let my resident know I am here?
Answer

After signing in at the Orthodontic front desk, the information associate will let them know you have arrived. If you have waited more than 10 minutes, please return to the desk so we can assist you.

Please note

Fees are effective 10/1/2023 and are subject to change

Dental Emergency Care Clinic

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Student Dental Clinics

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ohio State Dental Faculty Practice

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Upper Arlington Dental Clinic

Monday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.