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Frequently Asked Questions


There is a wide range of costs associated with braces. There are several aspects to be considered such as age, needs, etc. For these and other reasons, we provide a complimentary consultation to hear what you want to achieve. Then we can present adequate options and costs of treatment.

Invisalign is a practically invisible way to create your new smile. It involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position. Typically, the cost is similar to treatment with braces.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7. Usually early treatment is not needed, but if recommended, it’s very critical. Because of this, we offer our signature one-visit consult at no charge as a service to our community.

If you have orthodontic insurance and meet the requirements of your insurance company, benefits will be paid based on your personal policy. Typically, the benefit provided to you is not determined by the system or brand used to straighten teeth.

At Pickering & Allen Orthodontics you can expect a friendly environment that uses state-of-the-art technology and expert orthodontists. We would love the opportunity to show you why we were voted Cityview’s Best of the Best and Knox Stars Best Orthodontist for more than 10 years!

Passive Self-Ligating Braces allow us to use extremely light forces to move teeth. As a result, your teeth will respond more favorably and move faster. This means braces are more comfortable, and your time in braces is as short as possible!

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We offer a free consultation and look forward to visiting with you.