Our practice provides quality, caring orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents, and adults.
Although we provide top care to the patients of our general dentists at Dental Health Associates, we also serve many patients whose family dentists are located in and around the Madison area. A referral from your dentist is not necessary to be seen in our offices.
Orthodontic evaluations may occur as young as age 6 or 7. Many developing orthodontic issues can be intercepted and minimized or even prevented simply through early detection. It is never too early for a FREE screening evaluation. Your initial evaluation and any follow-up evaluations are at no cost to you. We look forward to our first meeting with you!
DHA Orthodontic Locations
East Orthodontic Clinic
49 N. Walbridge Ave.
Madison, WI 53714
Appointments: (608) 246-3691
Business Office: (608) 661-6439
Fax: (608) 246-3687
Hours: Mon – Thu 7:30AM – 5:00PM
South Orthodontic Clinic
2971 Chapel Valley Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Appointments: (608) 661-6420
Business Office: (608) 661-6421
Fax: (608) 661-6413
Hours: Mon – Thu 7:30AM – 5:00PM
West Orthodontic Clinic
7007 Old Sauk Rd.
Madison, WI 53717
Appointments: (608) 833-6112
Business Office: (608) 833-4235
Fax: (608) 833-0117
Hours: Mon – Thu 7:30AM – 4:30PM,
Friday: 7:30AM – 3:30PM
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Braces and other appliances are used to make these corrections by guiding teeth and bones.
What is the right age for orthodontic treatment?
Early examination by one of our orthodontic specialists allows us to discover when your child’s teeth should be treated for maximum improvement. Certain early treatment techniques provide significant benefits for patients seven to ten years old. Treatment during these growth stages can achieve results not possible once face and jaw structures have finished growing.
However, not every child needs early treatment. Full orthodontic treatment is generally started when most of the permanent teeth are in place, so around ages eleven to thirteen. The best time to start treatment will be discussed with you at your initial FREE examination. When orthodontics is started at the right time, we can achieve the best results.
What about adult orthodontics?
Adults now account for nearly 20% of our orthodontic patients. Advanced technology, including more gentle wires, and clear, less visible braces, have allowed many more adults to enjoy the health and appearance of a comfortable bite and a beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age.
What specialized orthodontics procedures are available?
Dr. Allen specializes in the NAM Appliances for babies with cleft palates. Learn more about the NAM Appliance here.
Will my insurance cover the cost of orthodontics?
Each insurance policy varies so ask your provider for details. If you need help obtaining this information, a Dental Health Associates front desk staff member would be happy to help you. If you are a DHA patient, our financial coordinators will help you obtain an estimate of coverage if requested.
To schedule an appointment, please call the offices or fill out our online appointment request form.