Your smile is your calling card and in an increasingly competitive market it helps to have a great one. More and more adults looking for an edge in the jobs market today are investing in themselves. They want to look the part and make an impression. A great smile is a big part of this and studies have even shown that a better smile can lead to better earning potential.
Look Younger. The position of the teeth and the smile serve an important role in aging of the face. As we age we show less of our upper teeth when we smile, tooth wear alters the youthful proportions of our teeth, teeth yellow, and the soft tissues of the face begin to sag as they become less supported. An esthetic orthodontist is able to enhance the facial appearance and reverse signs of aging through orthodontic treatment alone or through coordinat with other dental and medical professionals. The changes can be dramatic.
Invisalign’s clear tooth aligners have had a huge impact on orthodontic treatment since 1998 and the technology has only gotten better. Not only are they practically invisible while they are straightening teeth, but they don’t interfere with your lifestyle. With Invisalign, it is important to understand that there is a wide range of experience levels out there; make sure that you locate the most experienced Invisalign providers in your area by using Invisalign’s Doctor Locator. If you need help making sense of their map, we put together a handy guide to finding an Invisalign provider. As the leading provider of Invisalign in Hampton Roads, we can tell you that experience makes a huge difference in whether you are considered a candidate for treatment and in the results that can be achieved with Invisalign. Also beware of knock-off clear aligner products that are being offered.Braces have also changed and when are appropriate to achieve the goals you have for your smile, they are far from the same mouthful of metal that they were years ago. There are now completely clear custom braces that are barely noticeable and straighten teeth quickly.
Orthodontic treatment has only gotten faster and better and now there are specific accelerated orthodontic options available to patients. One such option, Acceledent, is an intraoral appliance that uses pulsating, low magnitude vibratory forces to speed bone remodeling and accelerate tooth movement. All you have to do is bite into it 20 minutes a day and you’ll be showing off your new smile before you know it.
Goopy Impressions are Gone.
The advent of intraoral scanners has nearly done away with all of the goopy, gaggy impressions that have been a part of orthodontic treatment. Not only are these digital scans far more convenient for patients, but they are also much more accurate too. We were the first office to incorporate this technology in the Hampton Roads region and we cannot tell you how much people have loved it.
"We recently moved to the Chesapeake area and needed an orthodontist that could continue treatment for our two kiddos. Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics made our transition seamless and even provided an Invisalign option. The staff is amazing and the facilities are top notch!"
"This is an OUTSTANDING team of dental professionals. We are greeted with smiles every time and wait less than 5 minutes to be called back for our appointment. This is EXCEPTIONAL when compared to the usual, long waiting room wait in MANY practices. The changing seasonal themes is always surprising and enjoyable. THIS IS NOT THE USUAL MEDICAL FACILITY OFTEN VISITED. Doctors Frey and Hatcher are personable, very friendly and HAPPY to work with their patients. Theirs is the most pleasant office to visit and this team is competent and approachable all the time. I'd GIVE THEM A 10 if I could!"
"We absolutely LOVE Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics. I have 3 daughters who went through braces for about ten years (2002-2012). Now, I am wearing Invisalign. They have been consistently professional and offer the very best care. I highly recommend them."
"We love Dr. Hatcher and Dr. Frey! They are super thorough when you go in for an evaluation, and give you pricing up front. I visited a different local orthodontist, who wouldn’t give a price until after we started... they are detailed in the plan and the outcome is terrific! It is a wonderful practice with an amazing team! I highly recommend them!!"
"I can't tell you how astonished I was with the customer service, everyone here is affectionate, and kind. I feel respected and important here. I am a current patient with crowding problems; Invisalign was what I went with because It doesn't seem too much of a chore to keep up with rather than braces. Thanks Dr. Hatcher for your stunning care; I know I'm in good hands and can't wait to see a different smile in the near future. I hope if you've read this far you choose to come here even if you live far away; it's definitely worth the drive. I would recommend this to anyone who is in need of an orthodontist."
"Got my braces off today after 29 months of wearing them. When I came to Dr. Hatcher back in June 2017, my teeth looked like they were beat by Negan's bat, Lucille, from TWD. Today, I am a brand new person that has been cured of my zombie teeth apocalypse! Thank you Dr Hatcher, Shawna, and the rest of the staff! Your hard work has paid off and will not be forgotten. I will think of you every time I smile."
Warren Dana Bowling Sr.
"Five stars I scheduled a consult after seeing photos of Dr Frey’s cases with early development utilizing Invisalign. I also felt orthodontics should start early not late and I wanted the best for my 5yr old twins. I was blown away with Dr Frey’s clinical skills, understanding of sleep apnea in children, his updated technology and ability to do digital scans instead of impressions totally shows his education and expertise, but my biggest compliment was how well they treated my family. It’s care that is surpasses any practice I’ve seen. Thank you for educating us and giving us a sound treatment plan."
Shannon Pace Brinker
"Dr. Hatcher is wonderful and the staff is exceptional! We have had a very positive experience here with both of our daughters. They go above and beyond and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for an orthodontist. They make you feel like family and the kids love going to their appointments. State of the art technology is used to transform smiles from good to great!"
Margot Nowlan Broglin
"Dr. Scott Frey is an amazing Orthodontist and very caring. The most important thing which many people don't understand is it's not just straightening your teeth but knowing your bite is right for the lifetime of functioning. It's well worth the investment and time to do it right, so it won't cost you even more down the road. I give him 5 stars!"
"What a great experience! We were referred to Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics by our pediatric dentist’s office and they are very helpful and professional. Couldn't have had a better team to help my now 13-year-old achieve her perfect smile."