Our Observation Program includes complimentary 3D scans and 1:1 doctor's screening every 6-9 months; any issues revealed early allow you to plan financially for future treatment
Each screening's findings are shared with your child's primary care dentist to ensure all providers are up to date on any oral health challenges your child may need to overcome
You'll get regular growth + development updates related to your child's oral health, as well as educational materials on oral health, sports safety, healthy-teeth building foods and more!
Here's just a few reasons why we believe we're the right fit for your family:
• We have over 250 five-star Google Reviews...and counting. We have the high quantity of 5-star ratings across all orthodontic practices in Hampton Roads –along with an average rating of 4.9-5 stars on a consistent basis.
• We are the most clinically confident, and clinically successful, using Invisalign First, as well as other orthodontic treatment modalities when it comes to treating early pediatric cases* with orthodontics in the Eastern region. (*Early pediatric cases related to orthodontic treatment under age 12.)
• We're a Top 1% VIP Diamond+ Invisalign provider – meaning we're awarded the highest recognition from the internationally beloved brand; Dr. Frey is an Invisalign Faculty member and trains/lectures on Invisalign best practices to dental professionals across the world.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is the program for?
While it is recommended that children have their first orthodontic screening by age 7, our Observation Program enrolls children in the age 5 - 12 group. This program monitors growth and development observation and does not imply that children will need orthodontic treatment.
What will I learn at screenings?
Our screenings occur to monitor your child's growth and development related to oral health, and give parents peace of mind by equipping them with all the facts related to their child's progress. The #1 question we will answer at screenings: Is there an orthodontic problem at this time, or is one developing?
How much does it cost?
Our Observation Program is zero-cost to patients and their families. Program enrollment varies in duration based on age, growth and development of child. However long it is, all screenings and scans are 100% complimentary for the duration of observation. No referrals necessary.
Why can't my dentist do this?
Simply put, orthodontists look at teeth differently than your dentist does. While your dentist is typically trained on the hygiene and quality aspects of oral health –orthodontists specialize in your alignment, bite and jaw functionality and development. As a partner to a primary dentist , we can ensure the highest quality care for your child.
When can I get started?
Right away! Our Observation Program enrolls year round and there is never a waiting list. Simply fill out this form and our New Patient Coordinator will reach out to schedule a time with the doctor at one of our three convenient locations. While our Observation Program typically involves the age 5 - 12 age group, a child can be enrolled at any time.
What are screenings like?
At each screening, you can expect a complimentary 3D scan and doctor's exam, typically every 6-9 months. You will also receive educational material to review based on your child's growth and development needs. At your initial visit, your child will receive a complimentary take-home gift to welcome them into the Observation Program.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to be seen by our practice. We aim to provide the highest quality partnership with your existing providers, and you always have the choice of which orthodontic practice you want to work with. All scans and findings will be shared with your child's primary dental provider at no cost to you.
What if you find an issue during an orthodontic screening?
Should one of our screenings reveal a need for orthodontic intervention , treatment and financial options would be discussed with you at that time. Less than 15% of Observation Cases will require early or immediate treatment.
Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics is a locally owned and operated Orthodontic practice with three locations in Southside Hampton Roads. We have been serving the #757 community since 1998 and continue to invest in and grow with our local community.
Dr. Bill Hatcher graduated from Kansas State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After graduation, he taught high school biology and chemistry for four years. He also coached football, basketball and tennis. During this time, he also served in the United States Army Reserves. Deciding that a career change was in order, he graduated in 1994 from the Medical College of Virginia, Magna Cum Laude, with his dental degree. Dr. Bill Hatcher then completed two additional years of specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy where he earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree.
Dr. Scott Frey attended Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Chemistry, before early admittance to the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He graduated in the top of his class and was inducted into the Tau Kappa Omega dental honor society.
Dr. Frey obtained his post-doctoral master’s degree and completed his certification in orthodontics at the University of Colorado. He is board certified in orthodontics, a published scientific author, and an international authority and lecturer on Invisalign® and esthetic orthodontics.