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.

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.

“Holding the Line” for you on Fees

Expenses seem to be rising everywhere (including orthodontic supplies) and we all know it is tough to stretch those dollars. We also know that some businesses raise their fees all the time and their customers/clients/patients don’t usually know the difference. Part of our uncommon financial policy demands that we keep you informed, so we want you to know our plans.


We will hold our fees at the 2015 levels throughout the summer. There will be a modest increase in September though, so now is the time to get started on that beautiful smile about which you’ve been dreaming. Whether you are a new patient or one who has delayed starting, we encourage you to plan your new smile into your budget now.


Finally, we remain committed to our ZERO down payment, ZERO interest, ZERO financing fees and ZERO credit check standards. Affordable braces continue to be a cornerstone of our uncommon financial protocols and even after a modest increase; they will continue to make your new smile possible! Contact us today for more information or to make an appointment before the summer schedule fills up!


The 2015 fees will be honored through Wednesday, August 31 at 5 PM.

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.

Uncommon Financing

Uncommon Financing

Did you know that braces are one of the biggest individual expenses you will provide for yourself or your child? It is natural to be concerned about how you will work that expense into the family budget when the time comes. Rest assured that we’ve “got that covered” for you!


Our financing policies are one of our most uncommon offers; in fact, our Clinical Director, Dr. Bill Pickard, was a pioneer in no down-payment financing when he started this policy over 42 years ago! At Uncommon Orthodontics, we always offer ZERO down-payment, ZERO interest, ZERO finance fees and ZERO credit check…you simply begin a monthly payment that continues at the same rate until the contract amount has been completed. In addition, we accept all major credit cards, all insurances, state-based insurance (Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas) and those patients with Care Credit cards.


There are also generous referral rewards you can earn by sending your friends who get their braces with us! You will simply love this!


A healthy and beautiful smile is a great confidence builder and can go a long way toward establishing a positive self-image for you or your child. Let us have the honor of being your orthodontic provider and offering you our uncommon financing. Call us for an appointment today!

What Insurances do we accept?

What Insurances Do We Accept?

At Uncommon Orthodontics, we are all about lowering your monthly payments…and one way we do that is to use your insurance benefits. Of course everyone takes insurance, but sometimes they only accept the ones that are favorable to them. We take them all.


Do you have dental insurance? If so, check to see if there are orthodontic benefits under your plan. Orthodontic coverage is very different from dental in that there is a “lifetime maximum benefit” at a “fixed percentage.” For example, you may have a $2000 orthodontic benefit that covers 50%...this would give you $1000 to help with your treatment. If you have two insurance policies (that is, one each from mom and dad) we can make them both work for you in a marvelous way. Flexible spending plans [through your place of employment] are another way for your benefits to help in lower your monthly payments with treatment contracts.


We accept all insurances, including state-based insurance for Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. We are preferred providers of MetLife, Dental Delta, Blue Cross Blue Shied, and CIGNA Insurances. If your insurance is not on our list, you can be confident that we will do everything possible to become a provider. We will contact your insurance provider at your first visit to check about what benefits are available for you, and we will calculate that into your payment plan. Together we can use those benefits to lower your monthly payments and, along with our uncommon financing, make braces even more affordable to you! Give us a call right away!

Retainer Replacement Program

Your braces are off and your smile is beautiful…congratulations on a job well done! Now it’s time to keep that smile in perfect order by wearing your retainers. Of course, your original retainers are warranted against defect, but that does not include loss, damage, abuse or theft. In order to help you be successful maintaining your smile, we offer an uncommon answer to those common retainer issues. That answer is our Retainer Replacement Program (RRP.)


For a one-time fee of $189, your retainers can be repaired or replaced up to three times…with a small co-payment that will not change once you become a member. That allows you to replace a retainer quickly for a nominal fee and not interrupt the retention of your smile!


Make it easy on yourself…learn more on the link below and become a RRP Member today!


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.


Uncommon Orthodontics SmileSync

Uncommon Introduces SmileSync



…an uncommon approach to helping patients restore their smile again after a previous “out of control” orthodontic treatment.

Let’s face it: there are patients who are satisfied with and grateful for their new smile, but as the years roll by, they may become complacent, forgetful or just plain lazy about wearing their retainers. Sometimes the teeth will relapse a bit and the retainers will no longer fit. Often the retainers have been lost and forgotten…but our smileSYNC can get those smiles back in shape faster than you might imagine. For a relatively modest fee, patients can regain that self-confidence that comes from a great smile, protect their investment and restore the teeth and the bite to a healthy place than can be maintained, once again, with retainers.

Be sure you realize that smileSYNC is not a substitute for full orthodontic treatment; rather it is like a “reboot” for your teeth to once again come into alignment. You may be eligible whether you have had braces from your family dentist or another orthodontist. Be sure you are current with any cleanings or fillings, etc. that your family dentist has recommended. Check out your options for smileSYNC with us and remember: there is no charge for your initial evaluation appointment, only if you choose to proceed. Call us today or click here for an appointment!