Back-To-School Smiles

Are you ready for back-to-school season?

It’s that time of year again—when summer is winding down and a new school year is about to begin. This is also the PERFECT time to come in and talk about a new SMILE! We have appointments available to receive a FREE CONSULTATION and FREE X-RAYS (a savings of $388).

 

If you are already a part of the UNCOMMON family, don’t forget these essential school supplies when you do your back-to-school shopping so you can take care of your #uncommonsmiles this school year:

  1. Toothbrush and floss: Don’t forget to brush and floss after lunch.
  2. Elastics: Remember to wear your rubber bands. Keep a supply in your locker or backpack so you won’t forget to change them after you eat.
  3. Wax: Keep wax in your locker in case of a poking wire or irritation.
  4. Mouthguards: If you play sports, please remember to wear a mouthguard. They are essential for protecting your smile!
  5. RETAINERS: Always place retainers in the case when it’s not in your mouth. This will help to keep you from leaving it on your lunch tray and accidentally throwing it away. It’s best if you leave your retainers in your locker at lunch to minimize the risk of this occurring.

You may want to consider putting together a care kit to keep in your backpack or locker so you can follow your treatment protocol while at school. And don’t forget to avoid hard candy and foods to prevent the need for emergency appointments, which are generally taken care of during school hours. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Find Us On Snapchat

Uncommon Orthodontics is now on Snapchat!

Find us by our username UNCOMMONSMILES, or by scanning our snapcode. Add us a friend to share your Uncommonsmile with our team!

Keep an eye out for special promotions and snapchat exclusive filters you can use to show off your uncommon smile!

Following us on social media is the easiest way to keep up to date with our specials, events, and just get to know the team. If you aren’t already following us on our other social medias, we’d love to connect with you!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UncommonOrtho

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncommonsmiles/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncommonSmiles

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/UncommonSmiles/

Calling All Secret Agents!

The Uncommon Kid's Club gets young patients excited about being a part of the Uncommon orthodontics family while helping them learn positive habits to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Sometimes when our “under 10” patients come in for their first appointment, parents and doctors agree to hold off on beginning treatment (too many baby teeth, too young, etc.), but the Uncommon Orthodontics team understands the importance of our young patients and wants to ensure these kids remain active members of the UNCOMMON family, and that is why these young patients are invited to join the UNCOMMON “Kids’ Club” and become Secret Agents!

When a young patient signs up for our kids club, they automatically become one of our Secret Agents, receiving a packet filled with missions, secret agent files, 3 Kids’ Club referral cards for their friends, a unique “Kids Club Disguise “ tee-shirt and more! And when parent's sign the consent form, kids can  earn additional prizes for completing their missions and sharing their adventures on social media! Our staff favorite activity is the finger-printing for the “Secret Agent ID Card.”

At Uncommon Orthodontics, our “patients-in-waiting” are very important to us and we are excited to offer the Kids’ Club program. The Kid's Club is specially designed engage our young patient's imaginations and get them excited about being part of the Uncommon Orthodontics family while gently helping them develop positive habits to maintain healthy teeth and gums and ensuring they have the strong foundation they need to get the most out of their orthodontic care.

Contact us today for more information, or to schedule an appointment! The staff at Uncommon Orthodontics is excited to work with you and your family, and we look forward to welcoming you to our UNCOMMON family.

Click HERE  to read about our finace options and payment plans!

A Sweet Deal

A Sweet Deal

Check out this delicious offer: share your #UncommonSmile with a friend and you both get a sweet reward from Uncommon Orthodontics!

Our Sweet Deal referral program is an opportunity to share your uncommon smile with a friend. So how does it work? It’s easy! Share our referral card, attached to a bag of candy, with a friend who is in need of orthodontic care. When your friend comes in to Uncommon Orthodontics with their Sweet Deals referral card, they will receive a FREE consultation, FREE records and a FREE shirt! And what are you getting out of this Sweet Deal? A FREE month’s payment when your friend signs up! Now doesn’t that sound like a delicious opportunity? Call or stop by the office to get started today!

We Want You to Smile

We Want You to Smile!

Where has the time gone? Another year has passed and once again we all find ourselves in the midst of tax season. That means that for many people, mailboxes and bank accounts are beginning to see those tax refunds. Yippee! A tax refund can feel like a much needed gift, bonus or jackpot win… whether a small or large amount, you suddenly have a bump in your budget, and an opportunity to invest in your future!

Before you go off and spend that extra cash, stop and consider our uncommonly brilliant idea for your 2017 tax returns. Use it to get that dazzling smile you’ve always wanted!

Just like using your insurance coverage to decrease your monthly payments, you can use your tax refund [and possibly health insurance coverage] to make your monthly orthodontic payments more affordable. To help you out even more, we are offering 2016 pricing for all patients who get their new smile started before April 2017! That means that those of you who put off braces last year can still get your new smile for 2016 prices… a $388 saving!

As always, our policy is ZERO down payment, ZERO interest, ZERO financing fees and ZERO credit check and we promise that will not change. While we never ask for a down payment, using your tax refund to reduce your monthly payments (especially when combining that with insurance payments) is a smart way to stretch your budget AND have the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted! Call us today: 417-625-1114 to schedule your appointment! Don’t put it off any longer, make 2017 the year you get that smile you’ve been longing to have!

And, remember that your workplace may have a “flexible spending plan” that you can use too.

Oral Hygiene Recall Program

At Uncommon Orthodontics, exceptional patient care is important to us. You may expect something a little “outside the box” from us to ensure our patients get the very best care possible. With that in mind, we will be providing a very unusual approach for patient care, something so uncommon that, as far as we know, is unique to us!

If you are a current patient with Uncommon Orthodontics, during the months of February and March your family dentist will receive our annual “Hygiene Recall Letter” from us. It contains your contact information and a place for your dentist to respond about your current hygiene checkups.

Partnering with your dentist

This may seem like an uncommon practice for an orthodontic office to provide, but as your dentist knows, it is crucial to the health of your smile. You see, sometimes patients confuse their orthodontic visits with their dental exams and begin “skipping” their biannual hygiene appointments. And while we always hold high standards for brushing excellence, we do not provide routine dental exams at each appointment.

For the healthiest smile possible, you need the expertise of your dentist to make certain little routine issues do not become big problems! By interacting with your current dentist, we are doing our part to ensure that when those braces finally come off, the teeth underneath will be vibrant and healthy so you can proudly show off that smile we’ve all been working so hard to see!

The annual recall letter is just another example of how we go “above and beyond” to serve you and ensure you receive the very best care we can offer. Your dentist, hygienist and your friends at Uncommon Orthodontics care about your smile and we happily partner together to make sure you are well served.

Cafeteria Plan

Cafeteria Plans: Get a New Smile for Less!

Need to pay for braces? Ask your manager or Human Resources Department about a Cafeteria Plan, also known as a flexible spending plan. It’s an uncommon but practical benefit that lets you take control of your health care spending!

How Does It Work?

A Cafeteria Plan gives you the opportunity to use pre-tax dollars for medical benefits, which reduces your taxable salary and increases your percentage of take-home pay, giving you more spendable income! That extra money could go a long way in providing a beautiful smile for you and your family.

Cafeteria Plans also offer increased deductions for dependent care expenses and help to offset insurance increases in premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. Orthodontics is listed as one of the medical benefits, so you could save pre-tax money (both state and federal) to pay for braces!

If you’re able to sign up, there may be an enrollment period, so contact your manager or HR Department right away. Then, contact our office, and we will help you take advantage this free benefit! [417] 625-1114.

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We love the Dental Community

We love the dental community…at every level…and we “put our money where our mouth is!”

 

If you are [or know] a dentist or a dental hygienist, we are happy to treat you, your spouse and your immediate family at no charge!

 

Furthermore, if you hold an administrative position or are a dental assistant in a regional dental practice, we gladly give you, your spouse and your immediate family a beautiful new smile for 50% off the fee you would normally be charged…and we accept your insurance on top of that!

 

For further information, contact us today to get started! Call our uncommon office manager 417-265-1114 or Faith, our uncommon practice representative, 417-540-8424.

Thank You For Liking Us!

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach 4000 Likes (and 5000 Check-Ins) even before our 2nd Anniversary! We are honored and humbled by the amazing (and uncommon) people we have met in the last couple years who have made our practice truly UNCOMMON.
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We are already booking new patient appointments far into the summer, so PLEASE CALL NOW to get your new patient appointment - or tell a friend! 
We have been working hard to keep our fees at the 2015 level for as long as possible, but our fees will be increasing after August 31, 2016…another reason to CALL TODAY and make your new patient appointment.  Lock in the 2015 fees before they are gone.

An Uncommon Community

You may be aware that we used to have orthodontic practices in Northwest Arkansas under another name before we opened Uncommon Orthodontics in Joplin in September of 2014. During that time, we considered expanding into Joplin but for one reason or another, did not.

 

Things changed for us when we sold our practices in Arkansas so Dr. Pickard could “retire.” Joplin was recovering from the horrific tornado and we watched, prayed, donated and helped…from a distance.

 

We can clearly remember standing out in the street in Rogers, Arkansas, watching the tornado move north of us and praying that it would not touch down…and if it did, that it would choose vacant land. As the news came in that evening, our hearts were broken for Joplin. As you fought back, the country was reminded who we are as Americans and what we are made of. When we planned, built, opened our office and became a part of the community, we continued to be amazed at the resilience of this community.

 

We cannot know, first hand, the terror, loss, devastation and emptiness that the Joplin professional, business and residential community suffered after that horrible tragedy, but we can tell you what we observed as “outsiders.” We saw courage, resilience, determination, character and backbone…plus cooperation, unselfishness and unity.

 

In this election year with all the anger and division, it can seem like our great nation is losing its way. It would do America (and every single presidential candidate) much good to look at the example set by the Joplin community in the years after May 22, 2011. We honor you, remember your losses and celebrate your uncommon victory every day, but especially during this month. You are a shining example to us all!