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Frequently Asked Questions

At Thrive Dental & Orthodontics, we’ve taken the time to provide a wealth of information on our website for patients and families in need – but you may still have questions or concerns that are unaddressed. Take a look below for answers to some of our most popular FAQs and don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Our team is always here to help!

Do you treat all ages?

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We absolutely do! Our practice is a family-friendly space that can address dental needs at every stage of life, from gentle checkups for developing “baby” teeth to advanced reconstructive solutions for more mature and incomplete smiles. We enjoy being able to offer the conveniences of comprehensive care in one great location that’s accessible to patients from Frisco, TX and the greater DFW area.

When should my child come in for their first orthodontic consultation?

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We agree with the American Association of Orthodontists, which strongly recommends that children see an orthodontist by the age of seven. While this may seem early, it will allow Dr. Nathan to assess any potential concerns at their earliest stages and recommend Phase 1 treatment as needed to help the jaw develop at an ideal pace.

I don’t want to wear metal braces. Is there another way to straighten my teeth?

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Yes! While traditional orthodontics is very effective, we understand that the cosmetic sacrifices involved are too much for some older patients. That’s why alternatives are available, including Invisalign® clear aligners for an easy and subtle treatment process that preserves your confident smile. Clear and ceramic braces are another worthwhile option, which use the same components as regular braces but are much less noticeable from an aesthetic viewpoint. Dr. Nathan would be happy to help you determine the best fit for your unique needs during an initial consultation.

Going to the dentist’s office makes me nervous. Can you help?

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Yes. Sedation dentistry is available as a calming aid for children and adults alike who need help with receiving dental care safely and comfortably. Our team can manage even the most severe cases of dental phobia! Patient relaxation is important to us, so don’t hesitate to let us know if you’d like to learn more.

Do you see dental emergencies?

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We certainly do. In fact, we strive to accommodate dental emergencies on the same day as the patient’s initial call whenever possible. Our goal is to relieve your pain as fast as possible and start working on the proper solution to tooth loss, damage, or infection right away.

Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?

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Of course! Several cosmetic services are available at Thrive Dental & Orthodontics, including porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, teeth whitening with ZOOM!, and more. Our doctors can help you determine which one(s) best fit your unique preferences and goals during a consultation.

When are you open?

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Our team wants to accommodate your busy schedule, not the other way around. That’s why our practice is open until 6:00 on most weeknights and offers Saturday availability too so that patients don’t have to skip school or work. Our full office hours are as follows:

9:30am - 6:00pm
9:30am - 6:00pm
9:30am - 6:00pm
9:30am - 6:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 2:00pm