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We're Going Virtual

March 25th, 2020

We're Going Virtual

In order to ensure the safety of our patients, our team and the community at large during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are adapting the way that we provide orthodontic treatment. What this means for you:

  • Regular appointments will now be done virtually, by videoconference
  • We will implement curbside pick-up for additional aligners
  • For all emergencies, please call or text (410) 268-1700
  • All new patient consultations will be conducted virtually

We will reach out shortly if you have an upcoming appointment to discuss the best option for your family.

Please know that we remain committed to the importance of your healthcare, comfort and safety. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, and will communicate further based on the expert advice of government departments, public health authorities and healthcare professionals.

We promise to keep you updated through this dynamic situation, and we look forward to continuing to make you smile!

Give Your Teen a Winning Smile

March 11th, 2020

Give Your Teen A Winning Smile

Does your teen avoid smiling because they don’t like their teeth? An adolescent’s smile can actually have a profound effect on their self-esteem and even impact their social skills. Further, according to a research study out of Webster University, a confident smile can be seen as being more attractive than traditional good looks. 

 

We know that our teens are super conscious of their image. Just look at the number of selfies they take, and how much time they spend liking, commenting and sharing their friends’ photos on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. That’s why when teens come to Benkovich Orthodontics we provide options to ensure their confidence stays high while their smiles improve.

 

Through orthodontic treatment (either with traditional braces or Invisalign) Dr. Benkovich can correct genetic issues from crowding and spaced teeth to protruding upper teeth. He can also address improper bites due to thumb-sucking as a child, periodontal disease, poor dental hygiene, early or late loss of primary teeth or trauma to the teeth from a sporting injury.

 

The other good news is that adolescence is the optimal time to rectify orthodontic problems since teens haven’t yet finished growing. Early correction of orthodontic problems frequently takes less time in treatment and is less costly when compared to correction of dental problems that have been allowed to progress into adulthood.

 

Improving and encouraging your teens’ self-esteem is one of our core values at Benkovich Orthodontics. It’s one of the big reasons why we offer Invisalign (besides the fact that its excellent technology that allows us to create beautiful, healthy smiles). In fact, a study by Invisalign, confirms that “people with straight teeth are perceived more likely to be happy” … we hope all our patients are leaving our practice happy after each and every appointment. 

 

Want to give your teen a smile that will help boost their self-confidence? Bring them to Benkovich Orthodontics where we’ll give them a smile that will knock ‘em out of the park!

With two convenient locations, Annapolis and Kent Island, we are ready to help you start smiling. Please contact our Annapolis or our Kent Island office to schedule a complimentary consultation or click below:

Dr. Benkovich earned a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Dental School, he pursued an orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville. In addition to being certified in the dental specialty of orthodontics, he conducted original research in digital radiology for which he earned a master’s degree in oral biology. He is a lifelong student who attends numerous continuing education courses each year, which helps him stay on top while providing the latest in orthodontic care.

Simply Smile: Small Changes That Make a Big Difference

December 9th, 2019

Not every orthodontic case is the same. While some patients need to address major orthodontic concerns affecting their their bite function and health; others simply know that small changes to how their smile looks could have a big impact on how they feel! 

Some of the parents in my practice had braces in the past (but didn’t wear a retainer) and lost the straight smile they once had. Many other adults have just never been happy with their smile. Maybe you’ve never considered orthodontics as an adult because you can’t imagine wearing metal braces to client meetings; maybe it’s because it’s a big time and financial commitment to undergo years of braces as an adult. 

Whichever boat you fall into, we have good news! My team and I don’t want any roadblocks in the way of you having a beautiful smile… or having it back again. 

That’s why we’re offering special treatment options to the adults of our community where my team and I will address only the elements of your smile that are most important to you. That means treatment times as short as 6 months and fees as low as $99 a month with no money down. With our virtual appointments you submit weekly photos via a smartphone app and I can monitor your progress. That means fewer in-person visits, more efficiency, and texts from me with feedback on your progress. 

You also get all the great benefits of Invisalign from a practice that has over 20 years of experience:

People won’t notice you’re wearing them

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. And, unlike traditional braces that you might have had as a kid, Invisalign aligners are removable. You take them out briefly when you eat or brush your teeth - that means no food caught between brackets; no flashbacks to the middle school cafeteria for you. Most of the time your aligners will stay in so they can do the work of moving your teeth. The good thing is that they are virtually invisible so people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

 

Expert Care

There are many services out there claiming they can mail you aligners and fix your teeth. We strongly believe that even the smallest changes to your mouth should be done under the in-person care of a trained and certified orthodontist, and the AAO agrees. Make sure you know who it is that is making changes in your mouth. What looks like a small fix could domino into major issues without a trained orthodontist looking at the full picture. 

Benkovich Orthodontics is a Gold Plus Invisalign provider. That means we're in the top echelon of Invisalign providers in Maryland and Washington DC area. We have 20 years of experience treating teens and adults with Invisalign. We know what we’re doing and we’ve treated cases that are difficult and those that are simpler. Our team strives for clinical excellence in a friendly and welcoming environment. We appreciate that you have a busy schedule and will make sure to have you in and out as quickly as possible - time is important to us! …. It’s one of the reasons why we offer treatment options that fit your needs.

Sometimes the most minor fix is just what you need

Together we will figure out which elements of your smile are most important to you. We’ll agree on a course of treatment to fix only those areas, and we’ll set an estimated timeline. Because of the limited nature of the adjustments we are able to improve your smile in a much shorter timeframe than for those looking for full orthodontic treatment. 

 

Sound like this is for you? 

If you’re interested in talking about about whether you’re a candidate for Partial Treatment with Invisalign, click the button below to book a 3D scan to see your options.

Dr. Benkovich earned a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Dental School, he pursued an orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville. In addition to being certified in the dental specialty of orthodontics, he conducted original research in digital radiology for which he earned a master’s degree in oral biology. He is a lifelong student who attends numerous continuing education courses each year, which helps him stay on top while providing the latest in orthodontic care.

Welcome to Our Blog

December 6th, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.

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