Orthodontics From DHA Madison

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Orthodontists in Madison Wisconsin

Our orthodontic specialists offer the most affordable braces and best orthodontic care in the Sun Prairie, Madison, Fitchburg, and Middleton communities. In addition to traditional metal braces, we have less noticeable ceramic braces and multiple types of clear braces, including Invisalign® aligners. We have served Madison families and their kids since 1969, but now close to 20% of our orthodontic patients are adults. All of our patients find our orthodontic solutions work fast and cost less than the competition.

If you do not have dental insurance or are concerned about the cost of orthodontic treatments we offer a variety of solutions and payment options, Our financial specialists will help you get the maximum coverage from your insurance company.

If you are interested in affordable dental insurance options we have partnered with Momentum Dental  Plans to provide coverage options for individuals and families. Signing up for dental insurance with Momentum is an easy and quick online process.

Each of our orthodontic offices have personalized payment plans so you can get the dental care you need for a healthy, happy smile. So whether you have an overbite, underbite, or just want the best smile you can have, call our offices or fill out our online request form to schedule a FREE orthodontic consultation at one of our 4 locations in the Madison Area today.

From the first appointment to the day your braces come off, Dental Health Associates of Madison’s professional orthodontists will keep you grinning.



Dental Health Associates of Madison Orthodontists

Orthodontist Audra Long, Madison WI
Orthodontist Dr. David Allen, Fitchburg Madison
Orthodontist Ammar Alsamawi, Fitchburg, Monona, Maple Bluff, Sun Prairie, Madison, WI
Orthodontist Stephen Schasker, Fitchburg, Monona, Maple Bluff, Madison

Dental Insurance

Dental Health Associates of Madison is committed to providing the high quality dental care to patients covered by national leading dental insurance providers and to individuals and families with no insurance. We continue to provide the best quality dental care to residents of the Sun Prairie and Madison communities at our seven convenient locations

Paying for Braces

The financial cost for braces should never prohibit anyone from the orthodontics they need to enjoy a beautiful smile. Dental Health Associates of Madison offers some of the most competitively priced dental braces in Madison and Sun Prairie. We have flexible payment plans to ensure that everyone can get braces, and our on-staff Financial Planners are always available to provide information and quotes on braces or other orthodontic services.

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An Orthodontist for Kids in Madison, Fitchburg, and Sun Prairie

It is recommended that you bring your child to the orthodontist by 8 or 9 years old for an evaluation of potential problems before they begin. This may seem early, but you should begin thinking about bringing your child to the orthodontist when they are 6 or 7 years old, this can save you lots of time and money down the road by addressing problems before they develop.

Dental Health Associates of Madison offers FREE orthodontic evaluations for your child to determine the best course of treatment in fixing bite issues and crooked teeth to give them a healthy and beautiful smile as an adult.

When Should You Bring Your Child to See an Orthodontist?

5 years old
6 years old
7 years old

Children should begin seeing a dentist for regular checkups when their first tooth erupts, or no later than their first birthday. At this age, regular checkups and cleanings should begin.

8 years old
9 years old

Between 7 and 10 years old children should go to an orthodontist for an initial evaluation. Early detection of bite problems can save money down the road.

10 years old
11 years old
12 years old

For the 'tween' years, children should continue seeing their regular dentists as recommended. Cleanings and check-ups are opportunities to assess potential orthodontic problems.

13 years old

By age 13 most of a child's adult teeth will be formed.

14 years old
15 years old
16 years old

By early high school a child's orthodontic needs should be known. Much like learning to drive, braces are a rite of passage for many high-schoolers.

17 years old

With early detection and assessment, many orthodontic issues can be resolved before high school graduation.

18 years old

After orthodontic treatment patients need to keep up with prescribed aftercare such as retainers.

19 years old
20 years old
21 years old
22 years old

When students head off to college it is important for them to keep up with regularly scheduled dentist appointments and orthodontic follow-ups.

23 years old
24 years old
25 years old

After graduation, many people get jobs with their own dental insurance and begin going to new primary dentists for cleanings and check-ups.

26 years old

At age 26 children will no longer be able to stay on their parents' dental insurance.


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Adults Are Never Too Old for a Beautiful Smile

An overbite or crooked teeth can cause a lifetime of discomfort, but just because you’ve dealt with it into adulthood doesn’t mean it’s too late to fix. Dental Health Associates of Madison offers less conspicuous orthodontic methods for adults such as Invisalign braces, and less visible sapphire and ceramic brace materials. Contact us to schedule a FREE consultation today. We offer orthodontic solutions for all ages, not just children and teens.

Orthodontics for Seniors

An uncomfortable bite or difficulty chewing can make life miserable for older patients.Dental Health Associates of Madison has a variety of options for seniors who want to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile. Using methods that involve more gentle wires and less visible materials, we can straighten out any smile.

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Straighten Out Your Smile With Braces 

If you’re looking for an affordable and relatively quick way to fix an overbite, underbite or other common orthodontic issues, traditional metal braces can be an affordable option. The orthodontists of Dental Health Associates of Madison do braces for patients of all ages to have a beautiful and health smile.

Braces Removal

If you’ve relocated away from your regular orthodontist at the end of your treatment, Dental Health Associates of Madison can remove your braces and provide aftercare and follow up treatment. We will be there to help maintain your new smile with retainers or permanent retaining wires as needed.

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Dental Health Associates of Madison is proud to offer Invisalign orthodontic aligners to qualified candidates. More inconspicuous than traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are clear aligners which move your teeth into their proper position. Invisalign requires only occasional check-ups with your orthodontist to ensure your treatment is on schedule.

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Paying for Orthodontics

Dental Health Associates of Madison accepts insurance plans from a variety of carriers, including the ones listed below. If you receive health insurance from another carrier, call your insurance provider to discuss their provider network.

Dentists Accepting Ameritas Insurance in Madison WI Dentists Accept Assurant Dental Insurance at DHA Madison Dentists Accept ADP Dental Insurance at DHA Madison
Dentists Accept Delta Dental Insurance at DHA Madison Dentists Accept DHC Dental Insurance at DHA Madison - Group Health Cooperative Insurance Dentists Accept Guardian Dental Insurance at DHA Madison
Dentists Accept MetLife Dental Insurance at DHA Madison Dentists Accept Momentum Plans Dental Insurance at DHA Madison Dentists Accept United Concordia Tri-Care at DHA Madison

Payment Options at DHA Madison Dental Offices

DHA Madison Orthodontist Financing & Payment Options

Many dental insurance plans include orthodontic benefits and we can help you determine your benefits before beginning treatment. In addition, as a service to you, we will file claim forms and collect insurance payments directly from your insurance company. For any portion not covered by insurance, we offer no-interest financing plans based on a credit approval. If you pay the patient portion of the treatment fee in full at the start of treatment and there are no other discounts already being applied, you will receive a 5% discount off the patient portion. Please contact the Orthodontic Business Office at one of our clinics if you have any questions about orthodontic insurance or our payment options.

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Dental Health Associates of Madison Orthodontic Clinics in Madison, Fitchburg, and Sun Prairie

Dental Health Associates East Orthodontic Clinic
East Clinic 49 N. Walbridge Ave. Madison, WI 53714 608-246–3691Tues - Thurs: 7:45a - 4:30p, Fri: 7:45a - 12p
Dental Health Associates South Orthodontic Clinic
South Clinic 2971 Chapel Valley Rd. Fitchburg, WI 53711 608-661-6420 Mon - Thurs: 7:45a - 4:15p, Fri: 7:45a -  3:30p
Dental Health Associates West-Gammon Orthodontic Clinic
West Orthodontics Clinic 7001 Old Sauk Rd. Madison, WI 53717 608-833-6112 Mon - Thurs: 7:30a - 4:30p, Fri: 7:30a - 3:30p
Dental Health Associates AmCenter Ortho Clinic, Sun Prairie Wisconsin
AmCenter Clinic 5002 AmCenter Dr. Madison, WI 53718 608-467-3050 Tues - Thurs: 7:45a - 4:15p

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Orthodontics FAQs

What is the difference between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?

A Dentist is someone you should see for routine check-ups and cleanings--much like your family doctor. An Orthodontist is a specialist who has a few more years of education. Orthodontists are experts in straightening your teeth and advising you on the best possible treatments for your unique circumstances.

How long will I have my braces?

How long you’ll have to wear braces is entirely dependent on your unique situation and Orthodontic needs. Typically, patients will have to wear braces anywhere from 6-30 months--so obviously there’s a lot of variation depending on the complexity of your individual treatment. The best way to find out how long you will need to wear braces is to ask your Orthodontist.

Do braces hurt?

Technological improvements over the years have allowed us to straighten teeth with far less force and discomfort than you would expect. Modern braces are likely to cause discomfort after application or tightening, but pain is becoming a less and less common effect. If you are experiencing pain or unbearable discomfort after having your braces applied or tightened, contact your Orthodontist to learn about relief options.

When should I take my child for their first orthodontic check-up?

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that your child have an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. By this age, your Orthodontist can identify any issues in your child’s teeth, jaw, and gum development. If issues are identified and treated early on, it could save you the time, money, and discomfort of surgery and other more drastic treatments in the future.

What age is best for having orthodontic treatment?

There is no such thing as an ideal age to receive orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be straightened at any age, and any patient can improve the look and function of their teeth. Though most orthodontic treatments like braces are often applied during a patient’s teenage years, treatments for adults are highly successful. Adult treatment may take a little longer due to denser bone tissue, but the end result will be just as good.

Contact DHA Madison to set up a FREE orthodontic consultation with one of our orthodontic specialists today!