Questions and Answers with Boone Orthodontist, Dr. R.R. “Kim” Reed {GIVEAWAY!}

Reed Orthodontics is a new orthodontic practice in Boone, located at 870 State Farm Road. Dr Reed and his friendly staff are located in the upper level of the office building there. The Mom Squad is so excited to have them as our new sponsorship partner, and we know they will be a valuable source of information for High Country Moms! As you’ll read later in the article, new patient exams and consultations are FREE, so I encourage you to go on over and meet Dr Reed, ask your questions, and have him look over your teeth or those of your child!

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We asked Dr. Reed a few basic questions that many moms have about Orthodontic care. If you have any more questions, leave a comment below the article, visit their website at www.ReedOrthoBoone.com, or call Reed Orthodontics at 828.268.9797 for a free consultation

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Reed Orthodontics Boone

The reception room showcases the serene atmosphere throughout the facility

What brought you, Dr. Reed, to the Boone area? After practicing in Ocala and Crystal River, Florida for 35 years and treating over 10,000 patients, I transitioned my practice to my son.  However, I was not ready to retire. Visiting family in Boone over the last 10 years, I was drawn to the wonderful people here. I am now expressing my desire to offer orthodontic care to this community.

At what age should I bring in my child to see an orthodontist? The American Dental Association recommends the first orthodontic visit around age 7. As the child begins the transition from baby teeth to a mixture of baby and permanent teeth, the comfortable fit of the new teeth is a significant event. The timeliness of the loss of the baby teeth and proper eruption of the permanent successors often needs observation. Some baby teeth on the sides need to stay for several more years, maintaining space for future teeth, while some of the front baby teeth may not be lost in a timely manner or their loss does not provide adequate space for the new teeth. We can monitor this process to be sure everything is on track.

What will happen at the initial examination appointment? A history will be taken and a clinical exam accomplished. We’ll generate appropriate tests to document any problems and needs. If a period of treatment is recommended, timing, fee estimates and payment options will be presented. Patients with future needs may benefit from placement into our Developmental Supervision Program for recall visits, to monitor changes and choose the appropriate time to address problems.

Do I need to be referred by my dentist to make an appointment? No. The decision to make a consultation appointment may come from your dentist, or from your questions about dental conditions and concerns. A referral is not necessary to schedule a new patient visit. Just call us!

What do you charge for a consultation? New patient examinations, with x-rays if necessary, are free. If deemed appropriate, the patient will be placed in our Developmental Supervision Program and scheduled for routine reexamination visits, also at no charge.

Is it ever too late to have braces? Never! As long as you have healthy gums and teeth, most adults are able to undergo orthodontic care at any age. In fact, many of the new aesthetic appliances were designed for mature adults.

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Do you have any questions for Dr. Reed about general orthodontic care?

Sonicare Kids Toothbrush

Win a Kids’ Sonicare Toothbrush ($69.99 Value)

Reed Orthodontics would like to award one Mom Squad reader a Kids’ Sonicare Toothbrush! This is not just another toothbrush, for sure. Here are some of the features of the Sonicare Toothbrush:

  • KidTimer increases brushing time slowly over 90 days, building toward the dentist recommended 2 minutes.
  • Kid-friendly power modes provide gentle cleaning that’s right for different ages. Low mode for ages 4+ and High mode for ages 7+.
  • Age-appropriate brush heads specifically designed to gently clean and protect teeth at key developmental stages.
  • Ergonomic design enables parents and kids to brush together or on their own.
  • Interchangeable panels so kids can customize their toothbrush
Here is how to enter:

Visit the Reed Orthodontics website FAQ page.  Then come back to this post, and leave a comment sharing something you learned.

Extra entries: Leave a separate comment if you:

  • are a MomSquad RSS Subscriber  (get free daily updates by email) (enter your email at the top of the page for weekly-ish newsletter)
  • follow HCmomsquad on Twitter
  • Ask a question for Dr Reed that he can answer in possible future articles.
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Here’s a sample tweet:

Learn more about Reed Orthodontics, and #WIN a Sonicare Kids’ Toothbrush from @hcmomsquad!

(Because of Facebook’s new rules for promotions, we are not allowed to give you an entry for posting the giveaway on Facebook.  But we would be very grateful if you wanted to!)

Details: This contest will be open to High Country  Residents or Visitors 18 or older, through November 19, 2010. One winner will be chosen by random number generator, and notified by email. Winner will be responsible for claiming the prize by email.

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