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.

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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Dentist Hygienist - Dental Discount Plan

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.

Meet Samantha at Uncommon Orthodontics

Meet the Uncommon Team: Samantha

1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I am an administrative Assistant working at the front desk.
2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I love how motivated everyone at Uncommon Orthodontics is to make everyone’s smile beautiful.
3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    Yes, I had braces at the age of 12.
4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I love to barrel race and be outdoors.
5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    I would love to have Channing Tatum as a patient.
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
    Yes, I have 4 horses: Tez, Cruise, Zandee, and Shadow. I also have a dog, Dixie, and a cat, Bob.
7. What job could you never do?
    I could never work at the Humane Society – I would want to take all the animals home with me.
8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie I watched was Pirates of the Carribean: Stranger Tides.
9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    I think Jennifer Anniston has great teeth!
10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    One of the things I love most about Joplin is how strong the community has become since
    the Tornado in 2013.
Meet the Team

Meet the Uncommon Team: Mayra

1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I work at the Front Desk and in Sterilization.
2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I like the amount of attention that is given to each patient and to the employees.
    This is a great place to work!
3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    I have never had braces.
4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    Most people probably don’t know that I’m deathly afraid of cockroaches.
5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    If we could have any celebrity patient, I would want it to be Jimmy Fallon.
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what pet would you like to have?
    I have one pet, his name is Mario and he is a two year old lab.
7. What job could you never do?
    I could never be a bug exterminator.
8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie I watched was The Good Dinosaur.
9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    I think Kevin Heart has awesome teeth!
10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    Joplin has a lot of great restaurants, and I LOVE Sushi.
    My favorite place in Joplin to eat Sushi is Hans.
Taxes Refunds & Smiles

Taxes, Refunds, & Smiles

We Want YOU!

 

It’s tax season, and Uncle Sam (sadly) wants YOU! “Nothing is sure except death and taxes,” huh? Seriously, we have an “uncommon” idea for you to consider “what to do” with this year’s tax refund.

 

Very much like using your insurance coverage to decrease your monthly payments, you could use your tax refund [and maybe insurance] to make your monthly payments even more affordable…and if you get started by April 30, 2016, you are assured of 2015 fees. Those of you who may have declined to start treatment last year for any reason can even use the “free records” offer that expired when you postponed your braces. That earns you an extra $378 savings! So, we can make your payments even more affordable than before.

 

Our policy is always ZERO down payment, ZERO interest, ZERO financing fees and ZERO credit check…that will not change. We never ask for a down payment, but using your tax refund to reduce your monthly payments (and even combining that with insurance payments) is a smart way to stretch your budget AND have the beautiful, healthy smile you want! Call us today: 417-625-1114 to schedule your appointment!

 

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

A New Year…. A Second Chance!

Did you visit Uncommon Orthodontics in the last couple of years and receive a diagnosis and treatment-plan...and yet decided NOT to go ahead with treatment? Maybe you were hoping to get some assistance from family members or insurance and that didn't happen for you. Maybe the timing was just wrong, with other demands on your finances or the Holidays.

Whatever the reason, WE have decided to give you another reason to go ahead with braces... we are offering you the full $378 records discount that you LOST when you originally declined - as long as you sign a contract by Friday, April 29, 2016. That gives you the Whole first quarter of the New Year to figure out how you can budget the $189/month fee and act on this second chance to save. Remember, we always have a no down-payment policy and an UNCOMMON promise of "no surprises" during your treatment!

Let's face it: your smile WILL NOT get better on its own, and most ofter will even get worse over time. Why not make your beautiful and healthy NEW smile a priority for 2016? Call (417)625-1114 and make an appointment today to take advantage of this second chance to save!

Uncommon Orthodontics reminder to use your benefits this year

It’s not a Buffet…It’s a Cafeteria!

If you work for a company that provides you any benefits at all, ask your manager or Human Resources Department if you can have a cafeteria plan [a.k.a. Flexible Spending Plan.] Under Section 125 of the IRS code, a cafeteria plan gives employees power in determining how their health care benefits are used.

Cafeteria plans, also called flexible spending plans, are some of the most overlooked and under used employee benefits…in part because they do not generate significant profits for the plan administering companies, so they are not publicized as much as the standard insurance offerings. There may be an enrollment period, usually at the beginning of each calendar year and you get to decide how your health care dollars will be spent. So, you need to call your HR connection right away.

Important advantages for employees include the opportunity to use pre-tax dollars for medical benefits, thus reducing taxable salary, increasing percentage of take-home pay and having more spendable income. They also offer increased deductions for dependent care expenses and cushion the blow from insurance increases in premiums, co-pays and deductibles.

One of the listed medical benefits under Section 125 is orthodontics, so you could get some help with pre-tax money (both state and federal) in paying for braces! When you think about it, orthodontics is one of the few medical expenses that have a predictable amount for annual expenditure. That would go a long way in providing that beautiful smile for you, your spouse or your children, and would certainly be an uncommon way to pay for orthodontic treatment!

Ask your HR representative today whether your company provides a Cafeteria Plan and then for their help with the rules and regulations your company might have. After you do that, call us and we will tell you how to maximize this free benefit. [417] 625-1114.

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#TheExtraSmile share braces with your friends

Thinking Back….Pressing Forward

 

The holiday season is upon us, and we can’t help but be nostalgic about the year that is about to end! This year has seen many blessings as well as its share of challenges, but through it all, we are so grateful for our team, our community and YOU! It is a tremendous honor for you to trust your orthodontic care and your SMILE with us, and we do not take that trust lightly!

 

One way we show our appreciation to you is with our referral rewards. Did you know that we give referral credit to patients and parents who refer new patients to us? We are happy to credit one monthly payment on your current account [or give a $75 gift card to those who have already completed payments] for each patient you refer who begins treatment.

 

For those of you who want to take it a step further, #TheExtraSmile is a program at Uncommon Orthodontics to encourage those of you who are going #TheExtraSmile to share their #UncommonSmiles with the other people in their lives. We’d love to see someone pay for treatment completely through referral credits!

 

If this sounds good to you, join #TheExtraSmile Facebook group or email info@uncommonortho.com and let us know you’d like to join #TheExtraSmile. We’ll invite you to join a private Facebook group where we will share ideas, celebrate successes and brainstorm together ways to meet the challenge of free treatment through referrals! Active participation in the Facebook group will earn extra perks, too!

 

We hope you savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the season! Looking forward, we are ready to help you earn referral rewards while we shape your uncommon smile!

 

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