2018 Fees

A Message From Uncommon

2018 is now in full swing and Uncommon Orthodontics has been holding the line for you! That is, we've continued to offer 2017 fees for as long into 2018 as we can. Uncommon Orthodontics is excited to announce we will continue to hold fees at the 2017 rates through May 2018. But you need to hurry! To lock in the 2017 fees, contracts must be signed by May 31, 2018, AND patients must start their treatment by the end of August. This means new patients must have signed their contract by the designated date, and started treatment by August 31st 2018 to lock in their guaranteed lowest rates!

Please note that there will be an increase in fees this year, so now is the time to get started on that new smile! Whether you are a new patient or one who has delayed starting, we encourage you to plan that new smile into your budget now!


Whether you’ve never been to our office or are a long time member of the Uncommon Family, you should know that we are CONSTANTLY working to make your new smile attainable and affordable. That is why at Uncommon Orthodontics we always offer our ZERO down payments, ZERO interest; ZERO financing fees, and ZERO credit check standards, because at Uncommon Orthodontics, affordable braces are the cornerstone of our UNCOMMON financial protocol.

We promise that even after the necessary modest increase; the team at Uncommon Orthodontics will continue to work our very hardest to make your new smile possible, Joplin! Regardless of your financial situation, Uncommon Orthodontics believes that you deserve a beautiful smile, and we promise to continue to work our very hardest to provide that for our community.

In addition to our flexible policies and low fees, we also offer a very generous referral program for patients who recommend Uncommon Orthodontics to their friends and family!

Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation! Call today to lock in your lowest rates before they are gone forever!

young patients

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, Kids’ Club referral cards for their friends, PLUS a unique “Kids Club Disguise“ tee-shirt and other cool prizes when they complete missions! And when parent's sign the consent form, kids can earn additional prizes for 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!

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.

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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.


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 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 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.
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Uncommon Communication

Uncommon Communication…for Everyone!

If you find that you have questions for us, we try to make communication uncommonly easy! If you need to make an appointment, you may call the office (417-625-1114) at any time – even after hours - because we have a “live” person to answer the phone after hours and on the weekends. You may also message us on Facebook or click the “Request Appointment” button on the Uncommon Ortho website to make an appointment and we will call you right away to make one.


Once you have your new patient appointment, you may always call us at any time or message us on Facebook. You may also visit the Patient Portal to access your account information, pay your bill or check your appointment. You will have received a letter telling you how to access the patient portal…using your patient number and DOB (see graphic below.)

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We want to make communication easy and convenient with you regardless of your level of comfort with technology. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment, and we are serious about giving you an excellent experience!


Oral Hygiene Recall Program

During the past year and a half, we have shown our patients, their family dentists and the community a number of ways we are truly uncommon. During the month of March, we will be delivering yet another uncommon feature for our patients…so unique that, to our knowledge, we are the only orthodontic practice anywhere that does anything like it!


If you are a patient of record with Uncommon Orthodontics, your family dentist will receive a communication from us that we call the “Hygiene Recall Letter.” This letter lists all patients we have in common with your dentist, along with their contact information and instructions. The goal is for us to partner with your dentist to be certain that you are current on your dental hygiene needs.


You may wonder why that is such a big deal, but your dentist will not wonder at all. Sometimes patients think they are “going to the dentist” when they are coming in for their orthodontic appointments and they may let their hygiene appointments “slide.” While we are really careful to hold a high standard for brushing excellence, we are not in the business of doing a dental exam at every appointment. You need the expertise of your dentist and hygienist to make certain that little problems do not become complex…and to be sure that when the braces come off, the teeth and gums will be in tiptop shape when you show off that new smile that you worked on so hard!


So, your dentist should be looking out for this letter. It will be mailed by post and email and in some cases, hand delivered. Your dentist, hygienist and your friends at Uncommon Orthodontics care about your smile and we are honored to have the opportunity to serve you!