Orthodontics and Braces in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1998
Dr. Suzanne M. Dennis
"I have been enormously impressed by Dr. Dennis and all of her able assistants. Beyond fixing my daughter’s underbite and alignment, it was truly a pleasant experience. Appointments were always punctual and expedient. The office is filled with happy, friendly workers. It is sunny with up-to-date magazines, coffee, and fresh cookies. This office always makes me wish there were more women-run businesses! Thank you! ”
Kelli- Mother of Early Treatment Patient
Dr. Dennis’ practice is focused exclusively on orthodontics. She and her staff are highly trained and experienced so that they can provide their patients with the best care possible. They keep themselves up-to-date by regularly attending “Continuing Education” courses in the field of orthodontics. In our office, we use state-of-the-art equipment and follow the most strict sterilization procedures. Ultimately, though, it’s our warm and friendly staff that makes a difference. When you begin treatment with us, we want you to feel as if you’ve truly joined a community.
A Warm and Supportive Environment
Successful orthodontics requires more than just professionalism. Over the course of treatment, our patients will spend many hours with us, and we want to use this time productively, reinforcing their commitment to seeing their treatment through by creating an upbeat and supportive atmosphere. We do this by creating a welcoming environment. At their regular orthodontic visits patients and their families can look forward to light-filled offices, comfortable chairs and relaxing views. We hope each visit will be something our patients look forward to and we want each visit to be enjoyable and fun. We even have game consoles for our teenagers and a toddler’s room to make life a bit easier for parents with young children.
There is No Substitute for the Skill, Experience and Education of a Well Trained Orthodontist.
In my practice our patients and their families benefit from the highest professional standards. I make a point of explaining the diagnoses carefully and presenting all the options for treatment. I want you to have the information you need to make the best possible decision about your care.
Our Goal is to Make Your Introduction Into Orthodontics Easier
There is no charge for you initial orthodontic evaluation. If we determine that you would benefit from orthodontic treatment we will minimize financial obstacles in order to help you obtain that treatment. Our practice offers a wide range of payment options and financing. Orthodontic treatment is based on each patient's individual needs and therefore the cost will vary. We will work out a payment plan suited to your financial needs. For your convenience we accept all major credit cards and file all insurance for you. You will receive excellent treatment at a reasonable cost.
Dr. Suzanne Dennis has been utilizing Invisalign to create beautiful smiles since 1998, when Invisalign was first available to the public. Dr. Dennis is a trained Orthodontist, which means she has completed a Masters degree in Orthodontics in addition receiving her Doctor of Dental Science from Dental School. Since 1998 Dr. Dennis has treated thousands of patients in the Charlottesville area.
Even though most orthodontic treatment occurs between the ages of 9 and 16, when the adult teeth are fully erupted, the American Association of Orthodontist recommends that children be evaluated when they turn 7. This is because by age 7, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth. Certain orthodontic problems respond to early correction better than waiting until adolescence. In some children, early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and can sometimes make treatment at a later age shorter or less complicated. In fact, through early intervention, Dr. Dennis can achieve results that are simply not possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing.
Adolescent Treatment, Age 9-16
Adolescence is when most patients receive orthodontic treatment. At this point most patients have lost all their baby teeth. Once their adult teeth have fully erupted and are in place, crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many teens enjoy the process of having braces. Many adolescents in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment and teens are often very excited to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them.
If you missed the opportunity to have orthodontic work while you were a child or have seen undesirable changes in your teeth as an adult, you can now have a second chance, thanks to dramatic advances in orthodontics over the last decade.
You’ll find that the technology has changed considerably. Metal braces are much smaller and more comfortable than they used to be, and you may be able to wear braces made of clear ceramic. Many adults are also good candidates for Invisalign ® . In some cases, retainers can even be used to correct minor problems.
The first appointment, or initial evaluation, is designed to help you understand the process of orthodontics and see if you would benefit from treatment. At this appointment we will take x-rays and other records of your teeth and face. Because everyone may not benefit from orthodontic treatment we waive all fees for this visit.
Dr. Dennis has found that people want to know on the first appointment the answers to four questions:
What is wrong?
Can it, should it be treated?
How long will it take?
What is the cost of treatment and how is it paid?
She will examine you thoroughly, and answer these questions for you.
Our goal is to make your introduction into orthodontics easier. We look forward to meeting you soon!
In our office you will receive precise, high quality, high value orthodontic treatment at a reasonable price.
We offer extremely flexible interest free payment plans to fit almost anyone's budget.
We offer a cash discount.
We also accept all major credit cards.
We file all insurance claims and accept most insurance plans. We are a preferred provider for United Concordia, Cigna and Delta Dental. We know insurance can be confusing when it comes to orthodontic benefits. If you have any questions about what your coverage is we are happy to contact your insurance carrier for you.
Years of Experience
Years Higher Education
I can honestly say that I wouldn't have gone through this process without Dr. Dennis. She has been un-phased by my complicated dental needs. Her knowledge, skill and organization have been beyond valuable to me and the entire team involved. Thank you for being an amazing point person. My smile will remind me of your fabulous work from many years to come.
Bridget - Adult Surgery Patient
“Braces are not bad at all. I loved mine, and didn’t want to get mine off. I had the regular braces, not Invisalign. I loved the rubber bands and the colors.”
“Will looked forward to his appointments. He always had a great time, and the service and attention were excellent.”
Janet- Mother of Adolescent Treatment